For just over ten years, Kevin Jerome Everson (Charlottesville, Virginia) has been making films about the working-class culture of black Americans and people of African descent. He has completed a prodigious number of works, including two features and over forty short 16mm, 35mm, and digital films. Born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio, Everson frequently records family, friends, and life in the Midwest, but he has also developed art projects in Rome and elsewhere. His films look for the art in everyday life, revealing people's relationship to their crafts and focusing on the conditions, tasks, gestures, and materials in communities. Much of Everson's recent work is inspired by found footage. He manipulates news and sports footage, old films, still photographs, and image files in various ways, subtly repositioning or restaging actions and movements to highlight or shift the original emphasis. This presentation includes Emergency Needs (2007), based on a press conference with Cleveland mayor Carl Stokes; Something Else (2007), an interview with Miss Black Roanoke, Virginia, 1971; and several premieres of shorts.
In the Film exhibition Modern Mondays
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