Brothers Quay

brothers quay

The Brothers Quay make some of the best, most spellbinding animations.  They create darkly atmospheric animations rife with magic and decay that grow out of their intricate hand made sets and puppets.

I first became aware of them through their videos for one of the classic 4AD bands, His Name is Alive. The brothers did two videos for the songs “Are We Still Married” (below) and “Can’t Go Wrong Without You”. The videos and the songs form a perfect compliment each accentuating the other’s dark beauty.

EMPAC is screening a number of the Brothers Quay’s short films tomorrow as part of EMPAC’s series Shadow Play, which highlights films “that tread nimbly between reality and illusion”.

You can win tickets the the screening of these short films by listening to Nicole tonight 6pm-8pm.

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