3,4,5 and 8

Friday, November 16, 2012

Midnight

The Vista Theater (hosted by Human Resources)

4473 Sunset Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Admission is free

Human Resources presents an off-site project, Paul Pescador's film 3,4,5, and 8 at the Vista Theater in Silverlake.

Examining both the genres of the musical and the essay film, 3,4,5, and 8 is a stop-motion animation which is made up of constructed imagery, found footage, and musical sequences. It is a sequel to Pescador's previous body of work 1, 1 1/2, 2, which premiered at Human Resources in May 2011. 3,4,5, and 8 focuses on the re-staging of personal and physical trauma through materials such as contact paper, stickers and paint. This colorful imagery contrasts the serious subject matter, producing a world that appears playful but also dark in tone. The film begins with Pescador injuring his right arm two summers in a row. The story examines the post-traumatic stress that follows. Shifting between personal experiences and constructed images, 3,4,5, and 8 attempts use preexisting modes of cinema, such as character, genre, and narrative to understand social relationships.

Accompanying the screening is a publication which will include an essay by Cole Akers and an interview between Paul Pescador and Elizabeth Cline.

Paul Pescador is a Los Angeles based artist and filmmaker. His interest in small-scale actions and gestures manifests in the form of photographic objects, performance events, and curated exhibitions. He has had solo projects at ForYourArt (June 2012), Human Resources (May 2011), and Outpost for Contemporary Art (March 2010). He recently obtained his MFA in Studio Art from the University of California, Irvine in June 2012.