I began as a visual artist and became intimate with the use of symbols in my work. I've also learned a few lessons about creating art in general: it can't be planned or chased. "Good" art (that which speaks to others) must be lived and let in. -best as a genuine comment by the heart, whatever medium it is - should be like poetry. Usually you have to be quiet, -or at least calm... I never want to get to the place where I can't be intimate with my work.**** Born in San Francisco in 1976, Nara Denning is among a new crop of filmmakers coming out of Bay Area. Denning combines influences of German Expressionism and the experimental film style of early Surrealists to breath new life into the concept of video and carry the legacy of "cinépoem" -fusing poetry and motion picture, into the future.