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un-felt

Thinking about ideas of smooth and striated space (Deleuze) in relation to walking connects back to experiences of felt-making. 10 years ago I disassembled the process and materials to create objects and installations, and later activated the materials through moving […]

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Trees with[out] edges

The weekly walk with[out] edges at 7.30am this morning was ‘A walk that sees below the surface of the earth’. It connected unexpectedly with my drawing of tree roots during the workshop with Dilip Sur and with the plan I […]

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Walking aloud

Walking between viewing points.
Sneaking under surfaces.
Pausing where paths cross.

When I have activities growing in parallel, it is at their intersections that the most interesting shifts occur. This blog is an opportunity to consider the interplay between projects.

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Reel of Litmus Paper

Iron Oxide Tattoo Ink, Citric Acid, Litmus Paper, Bowl, Body Using modern Tattooing techniques to reflect ancient fertility scarification. Introducing traits of toxic femininity through the use of citric acid (an allergen) of which I feel mirrors my relationship with […]

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Workplace – Taking Stock : Loughborough

‘Workplace’ Taking Stock : Loughborough Paul Conneally 31st October 2020 Taking Stock is a series of works linked to and emerging from artist photographer Christopher Mear’s walk to work as a retail operative. Here I transpose his walk directions from […]

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Offerings

It is lovely being back in the studio now that my studies have finished for the academic year. Then again, my research continues on, both in my practice and reading. During my lock-down walks I had been taking photographs of […]

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Borders

On reflection, my Lockdown project: Questing for Forest Cove ended up being about an old wall. I don’t remember why I ever looked at google maps that day but it led me to go in search of a ‘way’. A well worn […]

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Borders

On reflection, my Lockdown project: Questing for Forest Cove ended up being about an old wall. I don’t remember why I ever looked at google maps that day but it led me to go in search of a ‘way’. A well worn […]

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Reinhabiting the studio (slowly)

The past week has been a bit rough – glad to be back on treatment but the drugs are strong. I must have slept for 12 hours on Friday. Before starting the new (old) chemo drugs I did manage a […]

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Good Artists Walk

Last week, I came to the conclusion that no matter what I do, I’ll end up hurting someone. This left me feeling stuck; I felt I had to do something but I also felt I could do nothing that helped. […]

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Drawing The City – Inviting Others In

As we plan our exhibition together at Spitalfields Studios in November, Karen Wood and I are looking at how we can invite people into our collaboration, to share our working processes of noticing and recording. This is in part informed […]

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a Drawing Space by Jonathan Polkest

This blog considers the act and the media of Drawing in both the organisational methodology and the essential instinctive gestural aspect of Making.

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