100 Colorado Creatives: Kim Shively

Kim Shively, "A Rainbow Vortex."
#5: Kim Shively

One of Westword's newest crop of MasterMinds (all of whom will be honored this Saturday at Artopia 2014), Kim Shively expresses herself in images, rather than words, as a video artist and technician who'll take on any subject matter, from Wesley Willis to Lucha Libre wrestling, not to mention Denver's own Warlock Pinchers. And she is her own production studio, both behind the camera and behind the scenes as K.A.S.H. Unlimited, whether the work is experimental, narrative or documentary in nature. Her answers to the 100CC questionnaire follow, but really, Shively's work speaks for itself.

See also: 100 Colorado Creatives: Christina Battle

If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?

I'd have to say the French filmmaker Claire Denis. She is constantly challenging the ideas of traditional narrative storytelling in her films.

Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why?

Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic, because they're sending people into space. I know commercial space flight is only for rich people, but maybe someday they'll have a space lottery.

What's one art trend you want to see die this year?

If there's something out there you don't like, move on.

Continue reading for more from Kim Shively.

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