Artists using speaking as performance talking about their childhood and the role of words in growing up. Featuring hip-hop lyricist Bright Son; storyteller Ray Christian; scholar, writer and visual artist Eve Ewing; poet and author Derrick Brown; writer, songwriter, producer and visual artist Shira Erlichman; storyteller Dame Wilburn; spoken word poet, visual artist Anis Mojgani; and writer, poet, and author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz.
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.