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38 STROUD FRINGE 2017
THE PROCESS
BY LEAH GRANT
IN ART, OFTEN THE PROCESS – THEINITIALIDEA,THEAPPLICATION OFMATERIALS–ISASIMPORTANT AS THE FINISHED PIECE. IN THE IMPLEMENTATION STAGES, ART CAN EVOLVE, CAN BECOME BIGGER THANTHETHOUGHTTHATINITIATED IT, BUT HOW OFTEN DO WE, AS VIEWERS, GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO WITNESS THIS? HOW OFTEN ARE WE INVITED TO OBSERVE, NOT ONLY ART’S CREATION, BUT THE METHODS OF AN ARTISTIC MIND?
see if there are artists’  lms. And very often therearen’tany!Artists’  lms are a fairly obscure formatandadifferent experience to cinematic  lms. You can dip in and out if you wish, maybe discuss them during the screening. They tend to be experimental.”
A church might not seem likeanobviouschoiceof location for a screening of this kind, but after projecting Jesusplex, an animated  lm, onto the walls of St Laurence last year, Joe is aware of the surprising advantages this unusual backdrop has to offer: “Churches are wonderful spaces whether you are religious or not. They are designed to be inspiring. The
vast interior and sound qualities always give me a good experience. In the case of The Process
As part of the Good On Paper stage at this year’s Stroud Fringe, award winning Stroud based illustrator, artist and  lmmaker Joe Magee (Bill Bailey, Time Magazine, the Guardian) will
be giving festival-goers the chance to experience art-in-progress on a unique scale. Joe has curated a series of short  lms – entitled The Process
– that will showcase local, national and international artists at work, illuminating St Laurence Church with a screening that will not only absorb and inspire, but promote a format that is regularly overlooked: “Often when
I visit festivals, I am looking around to
it was the church itself that led me to design something to exploit it.”
From the celebrated Radiohead
artist Stanley Donwood and Bristol based performance artists John
Wood and Paul Harrison to twentieth century masters including Picasso
and Matisse, The Process will give viewers an exciting glimpse into a variety of artistic styles and techniques that transcend time as well as genre, but how important is it that viewers understand the effort of creation? Will
taking a behind-the-scenes look at this process dilute the impact of the  nal


































































































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