A color-separation portrait of the Exarchia neighborhood of Athens, Greece, made during the Anti-Austerity protests in late 2011. In a place thick with stray cats and scooters, cops and Molotovs, ancient myths and new ruins; where fists are raised like so many columns in the Parthenon, this is a film of surfaces - of grafittied marble streets and wheat-pasted city walls - hand-processed in red, green, and blue.
Out of Frame
In Greece the advertisement in exterior billboards has been recently forbidden. As a result there are hundreds of empty frames that don’t carry any messages. But the empty frames are now the message. And Greece is out of frame.
Afterword to the Pamphlet of 1942
A Unesco World Heritage Site, Saint-Petersburg, which survived a 900-day Nazi siege in World War Two, is today under threat again: over the past several years, Russia's new capitalists have demolished over two hundred historic buildings in the city. Retracing Dmitry Likhachev's eponymous article, draws parallels between the siege of Leningrad and the defense of medieval Russian cities as described in the chronicles.
Rhinoceros involves the fascinating figure of Alessandro de’ Medici as he makes a passionate appeal to rally the good people of Florence. In black and white video, the film resembles a televised broadcast in the last days of Muammar Gaddafi. This short film sets the stage for Everson's upcoming feature, "Rhino" that will examine the parallel worlds of politics and performance in sixteenth century Italy and twentieth century Hollywood, through the personages of de’Medici and the actress Gail Fisher (Mannix).