Where The Bee Sucks

Video installation by artist Paul Conneally first shown during Liverpool Biennial 2006 as part of the RedSkyAtNight show. Explores issues of remembrance through images of bee’s leaving a poppy. Made 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 granddads together – Granddad Peace who ran away underage to the great war and Granddad 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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