Here Is Everything

USA 2013, 14’ | Director, Realisation Emily Vey Duke, Cooper Battersby | Distribution Video Data Bank Chicago

Here Is Everything presents itself as a message from the future, as narrated by a cat and a rabbit, spirit guides who explain that they’ve decided to speak to us via a contemporary art video because they understand this to be our highest form of communication. Their cheeky introduction, however, belies the complex set of ideas that fill the remainder of the film. Death, God and attaining and maintaining a state of Grace are among the thematic strokes winding their way through the piece, rapturously illustrated with animation, stills and video imagery.

Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby have been working collaboratively as a duo with a broad range of artistic media since 1994, but their focus is on the production of videos. Their work has been exhibited in galleries and at festivals world-wide. The duo was represented by their video Lesser Apes at the Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival 2011.

Emily Vey Duke, Cooper Battersby
Short Film