London-based artist Shezad Dawood uses this book to expound upon his film, Feature, which deconstructs the iconography and mythology of the classic Hollywood western by presenting a series of live performances that were linked by the Battle of Big Horn narrative. “My family’s originally from India and Pakistan, I was born in London in Hammersmith and I’ve lived in various cities and countries,” Dawood has explained. This work is “a meeting ground of the myth of the American West and Islamic mysticism, looking at the way that both mythologies began in the desert.” This book guarantees you’ll never watch a John Wayne western the same way again.
156 pp / 300 color
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