While the festival may be organised around debates, exhibitions and awards, another strand seems to coexist with these official events. For a few years now, Arles has been taking to the streets during the Rencontres in a sort of fringe of the fringe festival. The whole of the town is taken up with posters and exhibitions. Walls, porte cochères, fences and car parks are all fair game and the posters and painted frescoes have also taken up this year's black and white standard.
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