Curious About Existence

Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby

2003, 11:00 minutes, colour, English


Curious about Existence is collection of short episodes incorporating music, animation, and live action. It employs a deft combination of humour and humanism to maintain the engagement of the viewer as s/he is drawn through a number of divergent narrative worlds. The thread that holds these worlds together is a persistent curiosity about the spiritual and material world and its inhabitants: humans, animals, the laws of nature, and so on.

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Critical Writing

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by Jon Davies. Canadian Art, Fall 2009, v. 26, no. 3.