The literary post-punk short movies of Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby have been tearing up the festival/gallery circuit for the past fifteen years with their blend of bedroom pop, perverse animations and fame hopes. In this collection of stills, award-winning scripts, creative writings and critical missives, scholars, video legends and animal experts weigh in on why they matter.
Vey Duke and Battersby's work has won the top prize at festivals in Ann Arbor and Chicago,and awards in New York, Zurich and Hamburg. Their art has been collected by a dozen university libraries, including Princeton and Harvard. They teach at Syracuse University.