Public Engagement

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    MM Serra is an experimental filmmaker, curator, author, and the Executive Director of Film-Makers' Cooperative, the world's oldest and largest archive of independent media. In Fall 2010, Serra co-curated, Counter Culture, Counter Cinema: An Avant Garde Film Festival, a seven program, three day event at the Pacific Design Center with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. In 2007 - 2008, Serra was the curator of a six-part experimental film series titled “Cinema of the Unusual” at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center.  In 2007, Serra curated and traveled with the show “New York Experimental” in Warsaw and Paznan, Poland. In December 2008, the Office of Contemporary Art in Oslo, Norway, invited MM Serra to lecture at and curate a two hour program titled “Art (core): Avant Garde and the Cinematic Body”.  Her film work was included in the program of “New York Experimental,” a four part historical overview of experimental film from 1946-2007.  Her film, Chop Off,premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Museum of Modern Art’s Documentary Fortnight Series in 2009.  Her chapter on the work of Carolee Schneemann, titled “Eye/Body: The Cinematic Paintings of Carolee Schneemann”, was published in Anthology of Experimental Filmmakers by Duke University Press in 2007, 2008.

    Current Courses:

    Avant Garde & the Moving Image (Spring 2020)

    Non-Camera CT Lab (Spring 2019)

    Non-Camera Filmmaking

    Non-Camera Filmmaking (Spring 2019)

    Non-Camera Filmmaking (Open Campus)