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Civil Twilight at the Vernal Equinox

Emily Vey Duke, Cooper Battersby

US
2021
Experimental
14’
OFe
Focus

»We are the terraformers of this new landscape: where fuel pours forth from our bodies, where consumption and extraction are linked, for the first time, by delight.«

This experimental science fiction film imagines a hypothetical future in which fuel can be derived from feelings. It addresses the complexities of interspecies relationships in an age of mass extinction and indirectly asks whether soft skills have the potential to solve the climate crisis.

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Emily Vey Duke, Cooper Battersby

Emily Vey Duke, Filmemacherin

Emily Vey Duke

Cooper Battersby and Emily Vey Duke have been working collaboratively since June 1994. Their work has been broadcast and exhibited all around the world. They are currently teaching at Syracuse University in Central New York. In 2010 they were shortlisted for the prestigious Sobey Art Award. 2012 a book was published about their work, titled The Beauty is Relentless.


Films by Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby

You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born 2019 | Dear Lorde 2015 | Here Is Everything 2013 | Lesser Apes 2013 | Beauty Plus Pity 2009 | Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure 2006 | Bad Ideas for Paradise 2001

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Cooper Battersby

Cooper Battersby and Emily Vey Duke have been working collaboratively since June 1994. Their work has been broadcast and exhibited all around the world. They are currently teaching at Syracuse University in Central New York. In 2010 they were shortlisted for the prestigious Sobey Art Award. 2012 a book was published about their work, titled The Beauty is Relentless.


Films by Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby

You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born 2019 | Dear Lorde 2015 | Here Is Everything 2013 | Lesser Apes 2013 | Beauty Plus Pity 2009 | Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure 2006 | Bad Ideas for Paradise 2001