Where The Bee Sucks – Paul Conneally 2006 – Invigilator Archive Post

Where The Bee Sucks – Paul Conneally 2006

Video installation by artist Paul Conneally first shown during Liverpool Biennial 2006 as part of the RedSkyAtNight show. Explores issues of war and remembrance through images of bees leaving a poppy.

Where The Bee Sucks was made using footage shot in Windmill Community Garden Nottingham UK on UK Veterans Day 2006 – 90 Years on from the Somme.

On a personal level the piece brings memories of the artist’s two grandads together – Grandad Peace who ran away underage to the great war and Grandad Conneally who was blown up on the beaches the day after D-Day but survived. The song ‘Roses of Picardi’ was recorded during the First World War by John McCormac – a singer that was also Grandad Conneally’s favourite singer of Won’t You come Home Again Kathleen.

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