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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Arriving at Station XIII - Michael Takeo Magruder

Arriving at Station XIII is a short series of videos exploring the development of a newly commissioned artwork for the Stations of the Cross project, running from February 10 to March 28 in 14 locations around London, from museums to cathedrals.

The videos follow the progress of the artist Michael Takeo Magruder as he conceives, develops and finally presents his installation at St Stephen Walbrook. In the first video, Context, Michael discusses being approached to take part in the project, themes he regularly explores within his work, and the inspiration for his contribution. In the second video, Research, Michael discusses his ideas for the artwork and talks about gathering data for the installation's different components. In this third video, Production, Michael outlines the design of the artwork’s technical infrastructure and shows a completed section of the modular installation.

Further videos will follow, including one based on the installation of the artwork today at St Stephen Walbrook. For more information about the exhibition, including podcasts and associated events, visit: The Bishop of Stepney, the Rt Revd Adrian Newman, says that the Stations “navigate a journey” that was still relevant to “dispossessed communities, fleeing refugees, displaced identities, and all who suffer injustice and oppression”.

These videos are made by Emma Puente who in her own work, likes "to examine the poetry in the commonplace, the beauty that goes unnoticed, and the 'what if?'"


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