Harry Sachs - Occidental Ceremony
Sky Limit Project, November 2008
„Occidental Ceremony“is a fictitious procession with two white donkeys, two white bulls and one white car. The imported luxury car is towed by these four animals through the narrow streets of the old town of Lahore until it gets stuck.
Anybody could join the ride transforming the luxury car to a simple local medium of public transport. The procession opens an in-depth view on an urban area that successfully resisted modernist automobile town planning.
luxury car, donkeys, bulls, rope
The Lahore Residency 2008 organised by the artist collective Vasl Arts in cooperation with the Anne Marie Schimmel House (Lahore Goethe Institut).
For a period of 2 weeks artists from Pakistan, India, Iran, China, Scotland, Nepal and Germany shared a house and were working on site specific projects in the city of Lahore.