Paul Pescador: 1 , 1 1/2, 2
May 14, 2011
JM Productions presents the fourth episode of the Emerge Through Art video-web series, Developing Relationships, featuring documentation of Paul Pescador’s solo exhibition at Human Resources, 1, 1 1/2, 2. Using the space as a theater, art gallery, and screening room simultaneously, Pescador explores the relationship between live events, performances, everyday objects, and their photographic documents. These photographic documents are used as the source material for the creation of new social interventions. Performances become images. Images become books. Books become films. 1, 1 1/2, 2 is a culmination of a one year investigation, which explores the use of numerical systems to dictate social dynamics and personal relationships. The social relationships in this project being 1: the individual, 1 1/2: the individual and remnants or absence of another, and 2: the couple, the pair, or the double.
Similar to the way in which Pescador is exploring the dynamics between juxtaposed correspondences and their social implications, the episode expands upon the idea of identifying/creating relationships among objects and people as a means to better progress and hopefully succeed in the process of developing as an artist and/or learning more about art and the art world.
Paul Pescador is a Los Angeles based artist, art organizer, and filmmaker. His interest in small-scale actions and gestures manifests in the form of photographic objects, performance events, and curated exhibitions. He co-directs Workspace, a project space in Lincoln Heights, and is an MFA candidate at the University of California, Irvine.
Human Resources is an art/performance space run by a team of creative individuals that seeks to broaden engagement with contemporary and conceptual art while emphasizing performative and underexposed modes of expression.