War-Fi Cowboys cuts between several characters embracing the spirit of pioneer settlers. Set to a soundtrack of twangy Cowboy guitar, a young man pretends to ride a horse through New York’s industrial wasteland, where he comes across a man sunbathing in the trash. In a military control room a commander hands his subordinate instructions for ‘a new weapon’. Later the subordinate is cast in a different role as a fish washed up on shore, while the voice over says; “We now have proof that there is a finite amount of compassion in the world” - all adding up to an absurd and puerile tone poem. War-fi Cowboys had its beginnings in my video collaboration with Mike Taylor’s theater production Not Dead Yet.
Producer/Director/Editor/Camera: Peter Wareing