Dark Horse

DARK HORSE utilizes two symbols synonymous with cowboy culture; the Stetson hat and horse as tropes to explore Calgary’s long and entwined history of ranching and the city’s infamous Stampede event. While exploring a new printmaking method using horse power and Stetson hats, this short film invites viewers to delve into the cowboy identity and the Western ideals that hover over the history, collective memory, and cultural practices in Calgary.

  • Yvonne Mullock
    Director
  • Noel Bégin
    Cinematography
  • Noel Bégin
    Sound Production
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Yvonne Mullock


To date Yvonne Mullock’s studio practice is multi-disciplinary and spans diverse interests in nature and craft. Incorporating collage, sculpture, ceramics, video and textiles, her work explores ideas of authorship, craft and labour inherent in the act of making for both gallery and site-specific installations. Mullock often works with groups and individuals to develop works that are collaborative in nature, socially engaged and performative. 

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