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The Beauty Is Relentless

The Short Movies of Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby

edited by Mike Hoolboom

by (author) Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby

Coach House Books
Initial publish date
Aug 2012
Film & Video
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2012
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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.

About the authors

Alex Mackenzie was founder and curator of both the Blinding Light Cinema and the Vancouver Underground Film Festival. He is past editor of Workprint, 250W and contributed to a variety of publications including Take One Magazine and various gallery and festival catalogues and imprints. His media work has screened throughout Europe and North America. He is also an accomplished graphic designer, having worked with, among others, Infinity Features, the National Film Board of Canada, Tabata Productions, Omni Film, and a broad range of film publicity and music CD packaging concerns.

Mike Hoolboom's profile page

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.

Emily Vey Duke's profile page

Cooper Battersby's profile page

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