This Week’s Pick: Christina Battle and Adán De La Garza’s Grim New World

Christina Battle and Adán De La Garza have been going full steam- making new work together, curating and presenting socially engaged video works.

Part documentation and “visualization of the residue of the military-industrial complex upon the environment” Battle and De La Garza are set to screen their latest collaboration, “five states of freedom [number 3],” 2014 that documents the Titan 1 Missile Silo right outside of Denver at the Sidewinder Tavern as part of a larger program, Grim New World.

Colorado is chock full of these sites with our military bases, the Air Force Academy and Rocky Mountain Arsenal situated in the midst of Denver and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Colorado is most known for being the site of inspiration for Katherine Lee Bates “America the Beautiful,” John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High,” or the contemporary cartoon, “South Park” or our news inducing legalization of marijuana- Battle and De La Garza have sidestepped all these red-herrings and focused on Colorado’s history as a center of production and storage of armaments.

With a lineup that includes artists like Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby presenting communications from “The Future,” as told by an animated cat and a rabbit or Reynold Reynolds and Patrick Jolley’s “The Drowning Room,” 2000 where a suburban family slowly suffocates in their water filled house the next curated screening, Grim New World, is sure to be interesting, funky and laced with bitter commentary on contemporary life.

Christina Battle & Adán De La Garza "five states of freedom [number 3]," 2014
Christina Battle & Adán De La Garza “five states of freedom [number 3],” 2014

Grim New World
[a video screening for the impending collapse]
conspired by Nothing To See Here [Christina Battle + Adán De La Garza]
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8pm doors; 8.30 show [real time not punk time]
$8 or pay what you can
The Sidewinder [4485 Logan Street, Denver]

to see the full line up go here-

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