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Amazements: Videos by Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby

For 25 years, Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby have been producing one of the most singular and exciting bodies of work in experimental cinema. Their videos combine animation, wry humor, and custom-written songs into interwoven vignettes that explore the perplexities, heartaches, and fleeting wonders of the contemporary world. This program features a selection of Duke and Battersby’s earlier work, as well as their most recent video, You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born, which tells the story of a fictional woman, from her birth in the 1970s to her death in the 2040s—a life, the artists write, that is “characterized by damage and loss, but in which she finds humor, love, and joy.”

In person: artists Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby


Thursday, November 21, 7pm
at The Block Museum
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208