13 September 2006

The End of The West


Artprojx with MOT International presents:

The End of the West


'For a Few Rupees More' by Shezad Dawood

with LIVE sitar accompaniment by the world famous Nafees Ahamed

'How I Became a Ramblin' Man' by Rodney Graham

Wednesday 13 September 2006. 9-11pm

Artprojx at Prince Charles Cinema

7 Leicester Place, London WC2.

Box Office: +44 (0) 20 7494 3654 (open 1-9pm)

Tickets £10.00

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Screening organised by David Gryn and Chris Hammond



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Artprojx 06 is kindly supported by Arts Council England, Lottery Funded www.artscouncil.org.uk


Artprojx with MOT International presents:

The End of the West

Artprojx and MOT International present a double bill of artist’s Westerns; with two seminal films that each hammers another nail into the genre’s coffin. Long before Brokeback Mountain, Andy Warhol’s Lonesome Cowboy seemed to be the last possible word, yet since then a number of artists have managed to excavate a little deeper.

The evening will open with Rodney Graham’s mini costume drama, How I Became a Ramblin’ Man, which catches a cowboy in a narrative digression as he plays us his wandering song and then departs back across the prairie whence he came. Next you will be treated to a live performance of Shezad Dawood’s, For a Few Rupees More in which one of Pakistan’s leading sitar players, Nafees Ahmed improvises to soundtracks from Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns. Originally composed by Ennio Morriconne, Dawood has cut them up to fit his own film that he then decided not to make, leaving a blank screen and the lone sitar player mixing East and West as he weaves between the recognizable score and more traditional themes.

So dust off those Stetsons, get on your horse and ride on over to the Prince Charles Cinema for an evening of prairie songs, spaghetti and cheese, truly the last word on Westerns.


Artist's Programme Notes