The First Moral Deficiency


“The first moral deficiency remains indulgence, in all its forms” – Guy Debord (Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography)

Involuntary Painting
Queen Street
Leicester, UK

Paul Conneally
June 28th 2019

Note: What is Involuntary Painting?

Imagine you were an alien that had been programmed with all the knowledge of art but had never seen any. What might you mistake for a painting, for art, as you wander through Earth’s streets, shopping malls, country roads, subway systems…?

This is the premise that artists Millree Hughes and Paul Conneally used to set up their social media work of art ‘Involuntary Painting Facebook Group’ the first ever artwork that is actually a Facebook Group and lives inside Facebook itself without any formal connection to the Facebook company other than it’s within it .. like mistletoe on an apple tree.


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