EL PASO | Kalmhoutsesteenweg 243, 2990 Wuustwezel (BE) | Sun. 21 DEC. 2019 | 20:30 - 22:00 |
Another Day in Treaty Town
Another Day in Treaty Town is a contemporary European western. A saloon, a covered wagon, a campfire, a couple turkeys and a wooden grandstand appear in a sun-drenched Flemish landscape. The grandstand is filled with cowboys and indians. Dignitaris from both sides are smoking the peace pipe. They are flanked by men cleaning their guns or sharpening their knifes. In front of the saloon, a couple of women wait for clients. The ceremony continues while night falls ...
Another Day in Treaty Town is part of an ongoing series by Koen Theys that takes a critical look at the phenomen of the uniform as an expression of cultural identity.
Koen Theys (°1963) belongs to a generation of visual artists exploring and appropriating narration in video-art as early as the 1980s. In his photographic, videographic and sculptural work, he deconstructs Western cultural icons by manipulating them via displacement, doubling and/or morphing until they become reversals of themselves.
The screening takes place in EL PASO, the 'cowboy - community' in Wuustwezel, Belgium.
Director: Koen Theys
Executive Producers: Karolien Chromiak
Decor: Hans Wuyts
Camera: Jorn Plucieniczak, Arno Ringoet, Koen Theys
Technical assistants: Elias Cafmeyer, Rogier de Maker, Jan Willem Reimus, Boris Sommers
Actors / Extra's: members of EL PASO (Wuustwezel; BE)
Montage sound / image: Koen Theys
Setphotography: Elly Strik
Produced by Escautville
With the support of the Flemish government