Love Funkadelic? Love cinema?
Come and see Hazel (2022, 23:40, b&w) by Kevin Jerome Everson. For Free!
The film will play on a loop from noon to 4pm on May 20th at the Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU, courtesy of liquid blackness. More info: www.liquidblackness.com/events
Still from Hazel, ©Kevin Jerome Everson, 2022; courtesy the artist; trilobite-arts DAC; Picture Palace Pictures
When: May 20, 2022, 12pm-4pm on a loop
Where: Florence Kopleff Recital Hall,
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ABOUT THE EVENT:
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About the film:
Hazel (2022, 23:40, b&w) is a fictitious reimagining of the recording process that produced underrated guitarist Eddie Hazel’s amazing ten-minute guitar solo on the title track to Funkadelic’s 1971 album Maggot Brain –including a purposefully misleading strategy by George Clinton to bring out a Hazel’s transformative performance.
In the making of Maggot Brain, to get the best out of the twenty-one-year-old guitarist Eddie Hazel, Everson always thought that George Clinton told Hazel that his mother had died. He believed that Clinton had lied to Hazel to get him to rock-out. The true story (or close to it) was that Clinton told Hazel to “play as if your mom died” or “play as if you been told your mamma died” or “picture your mamma dead”. Either way, an LSD-induced Clinton did not mislead Hazel. In doing so, Hazel’s virtuosos performance brings his mother back from the dead.
About the artist:
Artist/filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. He has made eleven feature-length films and over 200 shorts. Everson’s films and artwork have been shown at the Sundance Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Oberhausen Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, as well as at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Museum of African-American History, The Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, Andrew Kreps Gallery, and Centre Pompidou. Everson is recipient of The Guggenheim; Berlin Prize; Heinz Award in Arts/Humanities; Alpert Award in Film/Video; American Academy in Rome Prize and grants from Creative Capital, Ohio Arts Council, and the NEA. He is represented by Picture Palace Pictures and Andrew Kreps Gallery. Everson is Chair of the Art Department and a Professor of Art at University of Virginia, Charlottesville
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