MOCA’s online platform for experimental film and video art returns this October with SCREEN: Kevin Jerome Everson. Throughout the month, moca.org/screen will host four short films, one each week, by artist and filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson: IFO (2017), Traveling Shoes (2019), Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Filling (2014), and Music from the Edge of the Allegheny Plateau (2019). This particular group of films features Mansfield, Ohio as a shared subject, seen through its geographical landscape, residents, myths, and histories.
Everson (b. 1965, Mansfield, OH) is one of today’s most prolific and influential experimental filmmakers. His work reframes the quotidian, emphasizing labor as a structuring element of American life. Simultaneously sharp and poetic, Everson’s films offers a dream-like vision of everyday activities through vignettes that combine fictional narratives and banal realism, amounting to one of the most vital, creative, and necessary documents of contemporary Black life.