Power and Cool examines the myth of the gunslinger through animated collages of footage from popular Westerns.  Taking its name from a chapter in Roland Barthes’ Mythologies, this video sets up a new narrative surrounding the gunslinger.  Here the gunslinger’s stare, stance, and scheming are dismantled by a more messy reality.  Their simple gestures and expressions are contrasted with a world of childlike play and with humor in the face of macho.