Kevin Everson

Visiting Dates

October 18, 2009 - October 24, 2009
February 21, 2010 - February 27, 2010

Highly acclaimed filmmaker Kevin Everson was an artist in residence at the RCAH in the fall of 2009 and the spring of 2010.

The subject matter of his work is "the gestures or tasks caused by certain conditions in the lives of working class African Americans and other people of African descent," he says. "The conditions are usually physical, social-economic circumstances, or weather.  Instead of standard realism I favor a strategy that abstracts everyday actions and statements into theatrical gestures, in which archival footage is re-edited or re-staged, real people perform fictional scenarios based on their own lives and historical observations intermesh with contemporary narratives. The films suggest the relentlessness of everyday life—along with its beauty—but also present oblique metaphors for art-making."