Erie A Film By Kevin Jerome Everson

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Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland MOCA says
Free with Museum Admission ($8.00).

ERIE consists of entrancing single-take, 16mm, black-and-white sequences filmed in the communities surrounding Lake Erie. Scenes explore African American migration, everyday tasks, and famous art objects. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kevin Jerome Everson, one of the fourteen artists whose work appears in MOCA's summer exhibition, "How to Remain Human." An Ohio native and graduate of Ohio University and the University of Akron, Everson, is lauded as one of the most prolific and remarkable independent filmmakers working today.


Kevin Jerome Everson’s films and videos focuses on the performance of identity and the rituals of labor, deeply informed by his upbringing in Northeast Ohio. His African American subjects perform simple, obligatory, or repetitious actions for the camera: high school athletes running football drills, magicians doing sleights of hand, young men watching a fireworks display, an old man blowing out birthday candles. Studying and re-imagining the quotidian activities of real life, Everson creates deliberate vignettes that combine fiction and realism. These poetic montages that speak to practice, effort, futility, mortality, and reward. [MORE]
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