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Absurd film about Preston Bus Station to be shown at new Harris Museum and Art Gallery exhibition

Posted on - 17th January, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Events, News, Preston City Centre
Preston Bus Station is the backdrop for Nathaniel Mellors film

Preston Bus Station is the backdrop for Nathaniel Mellors film

Preston Bus Station is the backdrop to a new ‘absurdist’ film set in the city.

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Artist Nathaniel Mellors has completed his film about neanderthals living in the grade II listed building and around the city.

Completed with the help of the Harris and Museum and Art Gallery a date has been set for its premiere.

Prestonians are invited to the opening of the Nothing Happens, Twice exhibition at the Harris.

Mellors won £40,000 from the Arts Council in late 2014 and has been working since to create his exhibition.

The film is described as an absurdist drama, which was shot in various locations around Preston, features an eccentric family who inhabit Preston’s iconic, brutalist bus station that has a Tardis–like interior subjecting them to a series of fantastical events.

Alongside Mellors film at the Harris there will be work by national and international artists using the Theatre of the Absurd as its theme.

The preview, which is free to attend, takes place at the Harris on Friday 5 February from 6pm to 8pm.

The exhibition itself opens on Saturday 6 February and runs until Saturday 4 June.

Will you be attending the premiere? Let us know in the comments below what you thought of it

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