The Yeehaw Agenda
The Yeehaw Agenda, coined by Dallas based pop culture archivist Bri Malandro, continues to gallop down old town road. What is the Yeehaw Agenda? It’s a celebration of rodeo riders, cowboys, and westerns, already baked into the global popular consciousness that centers on diverse representations. Houston, the home of the world’s biggest rodeo, is Yeehaw’s cradle of civilization. All things Yeehaw have always been complicated. A life-affirming and a destructive force, it’s informed by manifest destiny, violence, as well as ground zero for the idea of grit. For a long time now Yeehaw has been a prism through which film, music, style, literature, dance, and art are filtered. This current, 2019 internet-fueled Yeehaw Agenda is its own animal and leaves much to revisit, celebrate, reject, rejoice in, examine, and ponder. Every generation gets the Yeehaw Agenda they deserve.
Visual artist and singer/songwriter Solange Knowles presents an extended directors cut featuring new scenes and musical arrangements of her interdisciplinary performance art film When I Get Home….
These five short film engage and examine the notion of the queer cowboy, asking the question “who is the cowboy?” Spanning 50 years from Barbara Hammer’s Death of a Marriage to Adrian Garcia Gomez’s La Mesa, the image of the cowboy varies in each instance…