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Bending Space: Georges Rousse and the Durham Project 

When: Sun., Oct. 9, 8 p.m. 2016

sunday, october 9


Ten years ago, an acclaimed Parisian trompe l'oeil painter named Georges Rousse was coaxed to come to Durham by a coalition of artists and downtown culture mavens who financed his residency. They reasoned that the dust-gathering remnants of the city's tobacco past would be an ideal fit for the post-industrial iconography in his paintings and photographs. For twenty-three days, Rousse created installations in four of the city's dying, unused industrial locations. As Kenny Dalsheimer and Penelope Maunsell's documentary Bending Space makes clear, much of that Durham has been swept away or transformed wholly, making the film ever more relevant in 2016. Presented by the Click! Triangle Photography Festival and others, this tenth-anniversary screening also happens to coincide with the return to the area of the artist himself, who will soon embark on another large-scale project. —David Klein

8 p.m., $11,

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