Kerb and Tyre Mark – Involuntary Painting 1 New Parks : New York Group 2015

The collating / collaging of Colin Murphy and Paul Conneally’s long series of photos of the IP kerb and tyre mark by the Involuntary Painting 1 New Parks : New York group and we are back with John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg and their ‘Automobile Tire Print – 1953’ where Cage made a voluntary tire print for Rauschenberg by driving a car with paint on its wheels along a strip of stuck together sheets of paper – our tyre mark was involuntarily made by some driver or another and spotted by Colin Murphy opposite New Parks Library.


‘Automobile Tire Print’ Robert Rauschenberg 1953

‘Involuntary Painting’ is a term first coined in this context by New York based artist Millree Hughes and further developed by Hughes with British artist and poet Paul Conneally.

‘Imagine an alien lands on Earth with all the knowledge of modern painting but never having seen one. What might they mistake for a painting as they walk around?’

‘Involuntary Painting 1 New Parks : New York’ is a project / work conceived by Hughes and Conneally for and with Soft Touch Arts,New Parks Library and local community adults and children in Leicester UK. The project received support from Arts Council England and Leicester City Council PSHE and Citizenship Advisory Service (PCAS).


Members of the ‘Involuntary Painting 1 New Parks : New York’ work to collage the Involuntary Painting photo series of a kerb and tyre mark taken by Paul Conneally and Colin Murphy

Leicester April 15 2015

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