24 film reels : si., col. ; super 8 mm. ; 1 hr, 20 min, 50 sec
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.
Everyman as anyman, or putting on, on, on, on, on, 1969. Esta Nesbitt papers, 1942-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
U.S. public domain
The reel numbers created and used by Nesbitt in her notes were not perfectly sequential and so do not match their digital file sequence numbers. Original reel numbers can be found in the title frame of each reel.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560