Invigilator forms part of the Walk to Work series of pieces.
Invigilator : Derby Paul Conneally transposes Nikki Pugh's journey to work as invigilator in Birmingham gallery VIVID to a starting point at Loughborough railway station. Paul caught the first commuter train to arrive this took him to Derby from where he then followed the left rights and straight ons of Nikki's walk in Birmingham but this time in Derby until he reaches his work destination which he found was on a building site. Here we see the Invigilator's chair and beside it the visitors book. Paul tidied up the space and then invigilated it asking people passing through the space to fill in the visitors book just as the invigilator at an art gallery would.
During the intervention performance Conneally found in the exchange between himself and the space a connection back to his childhood and early youth later writing by link a shift with that other great walker/poet William Wordsworth a series of poems.
The photographic doccumentation of INVIGILATOR : DERBY was undertaken by Kevin Ryan.
The soundtrack here is not what it first seems. It is actually two short sections of the song 'Someone To Watch Over Me' one by Billy Holliday and one by Ella Fitzgerald mixed and balanced by Conneally with additional backmasked sounds and phrases to create a new sound piece. Holliday and Fitzgerald never recorded this song together.
INVIGILATOR is a Collaborative piece by Paul Conneally, Nikki Pugh and kevin Ryan