in the back of her mind
their dead baby
Train 595 is in from the Memory Foam series and was recovered by Paul Conneally and Maurice Maguire from a rubbish skip in a church graveyard.
Train 595 - some have already railed against the use of this train in presenting it as a new work of art or in fact presenting it at all. Conneally has been called “ghoulish” and others have opined that it’s disrespectful.
Conneally says: “Its neither - it’s memory foam and pearl headed pins from a rubbish skip”
A nother worries: “What if the family of the dead person it was originally made for see it? Won’t they be upset?”
The truth is these trains are, according to florists, a standard pattern, a popular shape to temporarily memorialise children and men that love trains.
“It’s not important which church yard it came from - it’s the one in your head right now.”
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 bees leaving a poppy and none returning.
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 Picardy’ 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.Source: littleonion.posterous.com