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Everyman as anyman, or putting on, on, on, on, on, 1969

Nesbitt, Esta, 1918-1975


Item Information

Title: Everyman as anyman, or putting on, on, on, on, on

Date: 1969

Physical Details: 24 film reels : si., col. ; super 8 mm. ; 1 hr, 20 min, 50 sec

Description: Nesbitt described this work as "a film and sound project demonstrating the media bombardment surrounding 'everyman' today."

This item record describes the moving image portion of the work. The soundtrack is not synchronized with the film and is cataloged separately as Digital Item ID #17157. Preliminary sound recordings produced in the course of creating the work are described in Digital Item ID#17160.

The work was originally performed with 5 film projectors, with individual film reels sequenced in a variety of ways on 5 compilation reels, and the soundtrack was played concurrently. The artist lists the total running time for the piece as performed on five screens as approximately 20 minutes.

Creator: Nesbitt, Esta, 1918-1975

Forms part of: Esta Nesbitt papers, circa 1942-1981, bulk bulk 1964-1975

Rights Statement: U.S. public domain

Citation Information: Esta Nesbitt. Everyman as anyman, or putting on, on, on, on, on, 1969. Esta Nesbitt papers, circa 1942-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.

Digital ID: 16949