Eric Metcalfe and Hank Bull

1991, 45:00 minutes, colour, English


Duster is a comic western. Through desert, ghost-town, lost mine, and the home-shopping channel, Duster follows the search for a mysterious treasure. Gertrude Stein, (Corry Wyngaarden) who runs the saloon, combines forces with the Wizard (Warren Arcan) and the hi-tech Tipi Trauma Mama (Rebecca Belmore) to save the treasure from the greedy MacBooty brothers (Bull & Metcalfe) and the villainous Dark Day (Fraser Finlayson). There is also a love plot. But Duster is ultimately about death and respect for the ancestors.

" ... errant dans le paysage médiatique, perdus entre des fréquences, les Frères MacBooty traversent le Désert Culturel à la recherche d'un trésor, en l'occurence, le Crâne de Goya qui a mystérieusement quitté son cadavre (c'est vrai.) La grande Tech Tipi Trauma Mama et son coursier, le Sorcier, s'unissent à Gertrude Stein, qui tient un salon dans la ville morte. Ils se servent de Sonny Day comme leurre pour attirer les Mac Booty dans l"Esprit Perdu. Le dénouement palpitant arrive au moment où le cowboy Larry tire sur lui-même dans le miroir et se livre à sa bien-aimée, Conchita."

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Critical Writing

Eric Metcalfe: Video Artist, Performance Artist
by Roger Matuz. Canadian Contemporary Artists, 1997. Toronto: Gale Canada, 1997.