In terms of how we came up with the pairings, the first night [performers] were similarly matched, aesthetically. Two women who both employ certain levels of psych/drone. That was a no-brainer for me. I wanted to have a nice, big opening night for the series. This week is Kristen Anchor, who is the Creative Alliance's filmmaker curator, and Vanessa Place, who is a writer from L.A. Kristen has programmed a 45-minute program of short video, of which four or five are her own. Kristen's style, and the style of work she likes in video, borders on the edge of culty, cheeky with this heavy political kind of undercutting. Even if it's housed in this poppy, cheeky, light kind of satire, there's a lot of interesting politics, that covers a pretty broad spectrum of gender politics, sex politics, race politics. It's across the board.