The New Social Environment#623

Film-Makers’ Cooperative: MM Serra

Featuring Serra and Chloe Stagaman


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Filmmaker MM Serra joins Rail Director of Programs Chloe Stagaman for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Maia Siegel.

In this talk

MM Serra

A headshot of MM Serra.
Experimental filmmaker, curator, author, and educator MM Serra is the Executive Director of The Film-Makers’ Cooperative, the oldest and largest archive of independent media in the world. She has created over 30 films, and the first five were preserved and digitized by the Anthology Film Archives Preservation series Re-Visions: American Experimental Film 1975-1990. Awards include a 2016 grant from the New York Council for the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts. Her writings have appeared in Framework Journal, Millennium Film Journal and other publications, and her films have been presented at many screenings and events around the world. Serra lives and works in New York, where she continues to curate programs, make films, and create community.

Chloe Stagaman

A photo of Chloe Stagaman.
The Brooklyn Rail’s Director of Programs Chloe Stagaman is a curator working with artists in public spaces. Prior to her time at the Rail, Chloe was a public art curator in London where she collaborated with artists to deliver site-specific commissions, artist-in-residence programs, and cultural partnerships in the US and UK. Chloe has also held stints at Van Alen Institute in New York, where she created international public programs on topics in architecture and urban design, at Judd Foundation and at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago. She has an M.A. in Art History with a focus on documentary photography and contemporary art from The Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Maia Siegel reading.

Maia Siegel

A photo of Maia Siegel in a coat and sunglasses
Poet Maia Siegel’s writing is published in Poetry London, The Bennington Review, Rattle, The Saranac Review, and elsewhere.

❤️ 🌈 We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.