Several years ago, when Adán De La Garza and Christina Battle moved to Denver from cities with vibrant media arts communities, they sought out the same thing here. They did not find it. As video artists, they craved an artistic network, a local scene where they could bounce off ideas and find a home for their projects. Colorado has an amazing array of experimental film- and video-makers working outside mainstream traditions, but too often people find themselves isolated. De La Garza and Battle opted to correct that and launched Nothing to See Here
, an organization devoted to showcasing a variety of underrepresented media arts: sound, film, video and performance. Tomorrow they'll host the second edition of Loud!!!
, with several short films and a performance exploring the political and aesthetic power of sound at the Sidewinder
. In advance of that event, Westword s
poke with De La Garza and Battle about their plans.
See also: Suranjan Ganguly on experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage