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Shezad Dawood
"Make It Big (Blow UP)," 2002-2003

[عربي] [English]

Shezad Dawood’s "Make it Big (Blow UP)" represents the documentation of his elaborately-staged, hoax remake of Antonioni’s Blow Up in Karachi, Pakistan. Blow Up, an Italian movie about London, is translated once again into a London-based artist’s project about Karachi, playing with notions of site and site-specificity. Adapting the grammar of “Western” cinematic language, Dawood explores the fragility of storytelling that results from this displacement. The small intrusion of changing actors and locations creates a new space for expression that extends beyond the mixing of two disparate situations.

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