Human Resources presents an off-site project, Paul Pescador's film 1-9 at Cinefamily in Los Angeles.
Over the course of three years, Pescador has created nine short experimental films. Each film focuses on the re-staging of personal and physical trauma through stop-motion animation of everyday household materials in domestic settings. For the first time, Pescador will screen all nine parts as a single full-length film. The various components explore different filmic genres: suspense, romance, comedy, musical, and family melodrama. Functioning like individual episodes, each film exists within its own autonomous narrative while building and responding to one another. 1-9 explores the relationship between numbers and social relationships: 1 stands for the individual, 2 is a couple, 3 is the smallest group, etc. Pescador uses different personal relationships as subject matter, from romantic partners to immediate family to casual strangers. The films explores awkward moments that occur when individuals interact with one another in a tone that is both humorous and melodramatic.
Accompanying the screening is a publication which will include two interviews with Paul Pescador, one with Dilcia Barrera and one with Paul Soto.
Paul Pescador is a Los Angeles based artist and filmmaker. Recent exhibitions include solo projects at Anthony Greaney, Boston (May 2013), Vista Theater, Los Angeles (November 2012), ForYourArt, Los Angeles (June 2012), and Human Resources, Los Angeles (May 2011). He has been included in group show at Greene Exhibition (July 2013), Chapman University, CA (September 2012), LAXART, Los Angeles (September 2012), and Night Gallery, Los Angeles (February 2011). He obtained his BA in Cinema Studies from the University of Southern California in 2006 and his MFA in Studio Art from the University of California, Irvine in 2012.
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