Temporal Cartography | Durham Art Guild | Arts | Indy Week


Temporal Cartography

When: Fri., June 15, 6-9 p.m. 2018

Depending on how you squint, the development of downtown Durham is happening either very quickly, with restaurants and shops blinking in and out of storefront windows on a daily basis, or very slowly, as One City Center continues its interminable skyward crawl. That three-year construction project is condensed into a seven-hour-long time-lapse video in "Scraper," perhaps the most interesting and representative part of Temporal Cartography. The exhibit by Tom Dawson and JP Trostle runs in the SunTrust Gallery through August 11 after this opening reception. The video is but one way the artists distort time and space to sharpen our perspective on our city's confusing, almost hypnotic flux. The exhibit also includes a walkthrough installation about gentrification, "entropic maps" charting the streets erased by the Durham Freeway, and Dawson's Futuroscope, an "interactive sculptural time machine." Now if only someone could time-lapse the rest of the OCC construction and give Corcoran Street back to us. —Brian Howe

Price: free

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