SUPERLUX Masterclass with Kevin Jerome Everson at GSFF18

Sat 17 Mar 2018 / 3.15–5.15pm

CCA Creative Lab, Glasgow
Free for SUPERLUX members, booking via Eventbrite
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Join artist and filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson for a SUPERLUX Masterclass that focuses on his creative process and working methodology.

Kevin Jerome Everson is one of the most prolific filmmakers currently working in the United States. Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, his overriding concern is with black working class communities, and the social, economic and historical forces underpinning their everyday reality. Appearing at first glance to be observational cinema in form, his work straddles documentary, performance and abstraction, more often than not a creative collaboration with its subject. He is less concerned with narrative than with character and gesture, as well as the act of filming itself. Having trained as a sculptor, Everson often creates props for his films, drawing a direct connection between his filmmaking and its representations of labour.

In his highly prolific career, Everson has made nine feature films and over 130 short films, which have been exhibited internationally at film festivals including Sundance, Toronto, Venice, Rotterdam, Berlin, London, Ann Arbor and Oberhausen. Everson has been the subject of mid-career retrospectives at Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, 2017; Viennale, 2014; Visions du Reel, Nyon, 2012; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2011; and Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2009. His work has been featured at the 2008, 2012 and 2017 Whitney Biennials and the 2013 Sharjah Biennial. Everson is currently Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

The venue has step free access to all floors.

A number of screenings of Everson’s work will be presented during Glasgow Short Film Festival 2018, details below:

Thursday 15 March, 10am
Screening of the eight hour long Park Lanes (2015) invites an audience to commit to a full day’s work in a factory producing bowling alley mechanisms.

Friday 16 March, 7pm
Programme of Everson’s shorts

Sat 17 March, 1pm
Programme of Everson’s shorts

Sat 17 March, 7.15pm
Programme of Everson’s shorts

Programmed for Glasgow Short Film Festival 2018.


Kevin Jerome Everson, Park Lanes, 2015. Courtesy the artist, Trilobite-Arts DAC and Picture Palace Pictures.