15 - 21 January 2007

1800 by Dexter Dalwood


Artprojx + Gagosian Gallery present

1800 - Dexter Dalwood (2006) 4min 15secs

Will screen before all main feature films from:

Monday 15 to Sunday 21 January 2007

Artprojx at Prince Charles Cinema

7 Leicester Place, London WC2

Box Office: 020 7494 3654 (open 1-9pm)


On Monday 15th January 2007

Dexter Dalwood will give a brief introduction at 6.30pm before the 1800 screening and his selected feature film ...

A History of Violence by David Cronenberg (2005)

See cinema website for film listings and timings. Tickets at Box Office prices.

Project organised by David Gryn



+44(0)7711 127 848

Event partners:






Artprojx + Gagosian Gallery present

The premiere of

Dexter Dalwood

1800 (2006) 35mm film (4mins 15secs)

Artprojx at Prince Charles Cinema

1800 is concerned with the process behind the making of an iconic image. It refers to the heroic gestures of 19th-century history painting, of which Jacques–Louis David’s Napoleon Crossing the St Bernard Pass is perhaps the best-known example.

1800 depicts the production of a final shot. Its rapid-fire narrative is constructed from an eclectic collection of clips showing film crews at work, for example, footage of a film crew from the The Stunt Man (1980), which is itself a film about the making of a film. Dalwood links the film-making process to the process of making a painting, in which the film ultimately appears to recreate David’s painting. In doing so he portrays film-making as a military campaign on a grand scale, referencing the grandeur and ambition of both history painting and film.

1800 is featured in 'Lights, Camera, Action: Artists' Films for the Cinema' at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY - Feb 2007.

This screening project is in conjunction with:

Dexter Dalwood - RECENT HISTORY

(an exhibition of new paintings)

Gagosian Gallery

6-24 Britannia Street

London WC1

Until 2 Feb 2007

0207 841 9960