Poet and author Derrick Brown opens for a rock-n-roll band (Rival Sons) at the Masquerade, located in Kenny’s Alley at Underground Atlanta. This short film was shot during his 2017 artist residency at AIR Serenbe. Derrick completed a 2016 residency with AIR Serenbe in which he worked on his book, How the Body Works the Dark.
AIR Serenbe, the nonprofit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines. We provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices.
Filmer, our new initiative, brings to life the untapped creative energy of emerging and established filmmakers by pairing them with some of the most interesting artists in the country. In this match up, we commission filmmakers to make an original short portrait film that illuminates something of the artist’s person while unpacking their artistic process. We give the filmmakers full creative control over the films, pay them an honorarium, provide them with a residency, and honor them as the artists they are. At the end of the year, we present a premiere of all films to a live audience in a large theater in Atlanta. Filmer launched in 2017 in partnership with Edgar Allan.