Friday, October 31, 2014

The Polarity of Spirit and Matter

The Polarity of Matter and Spirit
Involuntary Painting
Paul Conneally

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Loughborough by the Sea - Paul Gent

Sun, Sea and Socks! - Paul Gent

Artist Paul Gent imagines Loughbohemia, currently landlocked, as it might be if global warming and the melting of the ice caps continues.

Paul Conneally

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Artist Anne-Marie Culhane - Fruit Routes Harvest 2014

Artist Anne-Marie Culhane during her Fruit Routes Harvest Back to Back walk with fellow Simone Kenyon at Loughborough University.

Paul Conneally
October 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Lean Times - Consumption and Production: Art and the Politics of Food

Lean Times
Consumption and Production: Art and the Politics of Food
November 1 & 2
Independent School of Art
West Street

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Barefoot Blindfold - Choreographed by Birdsong

The blind man's guide,
Meek and neglected thing, of no renown!
Soon will peep forth the primrose, ere it fades
Friends shall I have at dawn, blackbird and thrush
To rouse me, and a hundred warblers more!

from 'The Recluse' by William Wordsworth

Artist Paul Conneally during his and Anne-Marie Culhane's Barefoot Blindfold piece at 5am on Loughborough University Fruit Route.

Eleven were slow walked by Anne-Marie Culhane into an orchard section of her ongoing Fruit Route work at Loughborough University to take part in Culhane and Conneally's 'Barefoot Blindfold.

Participants chose a fruit tree sat against it and were blindfolded in order to foucus their senses away from the visual for the the first half hour and then still in slience to spend the next half hour without the bliindfold recording their emotions / reactions to the fruit route at dawn.

Conneally invited them during the blindfold session to allow the sounds to choreograph the movements of their upper body and arms. This is a short section filmed by Miriam Keye of Conneally being choreographed by nature in fact by birdsong.

This is only a small part of the whole of Barefoot Blinfold but offers perhaps opportunities to explore the idea of being choreographed by nature further in other works to come. Perhaps we already are.