War-Fi Cowboys

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This work is discussed in an essay by Mark Williams, 2016. 

This work is also discussed in an essay by Tim Corballis, 2014. 

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 theatre production Not Dead Yet.
 

Credits: 

Producer/Director/Editor/Camera: Peter Wareing