Critical Writing Index

Enormous Changes At The Last Minute: The videos of Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby

by Jason McBride

Cinema Scope, Spring 2005, no. 22, pp. 27-29

Tokyo: National Museum of Modern Art, 2005

McBride reviews the work of Canadian Video Artist collaborators Vey Duke and Battersby. The couple's work addresses self-image, the idea of multiple selves and identity, balancing these subjects with artistic integrity and humour. Vey Duke describes the work as 'aphoristic,' tying it to the art of writing; this in turn references one of Vey Duke-Battersby's main influences, Steve Reinke, who also utilizes the monologues in much of his work.

ITEM 2005.034 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Being Fucked UpVey Duke-Battersby

Bad Ides for ParadiseVey Duke-Battersby

The New Freedom FoundersVey Duke-Battersby