Cellular Cinema

an artist-run screening series for contemporary experimental film on film, video and expanded cinema since 2014

CC52 – Duke & Battersby: CURIOUS ABOUT EXISTENCE (11/24/19)

“…(A)cross their work, the question is not who speaks but that everything speaks, and it’s in such cacophony that Duke and Battersby’s radical idiosyncrasy can be found, more alive than ever, well located within the swarm of living and dead creatures, cats, dogs, monkeys, bugs, caterpillars, birds, mice, neither domestic nor wild, that inhabit their world.”

Filipa Ramos and Andreas Lisoni

Duke and Battersby’s work has shown at The Whitney Museum, The Walker Center, The Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, The Power Plant, The Musee d’Art Contemporain Montréal, The New York Film Festival, The Toronto International Film Festival and the International Film Festival of Rotterdam.

Their 2019 work You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born has shown at Rotterdam, the Berwick Film and Media Festival, the Camden International Film Festival, Ji.Hlava International Documentary Film Festival, and Antimatter Film Festival.

Their recent work Dear Lorde won the Grand Prize at the European Media Arts Festival and showed at Videonale in Bonn Germany. In 2011, they were shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award, Canada’s most prestigious prize for artists under 40. They have received prizes from festivals across the globe and their work is in the libraries at Harvard and Princeton.

They are both tenured faculty in the Transmedia Department at Syracuse University in Central New York.

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