MARATHON SCREENINGS

Next: April 26 Maura & Paul hosted by JOAN  

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MARATHON SCREENINGS is a series of salon-style film & video presentations that invites international and LA-based artists to share their work and engage in meaningful dialogue. Taking place at a residence or nonprofit art space, each screening includes a communal dinner and open conversation with the artist and visiting moderator. The program includes films that range from short, conceptual videos to feature-length experimental documentaries, as well as performances and lectures. Intimate and thoughtful, the gatherings allow for invited artists to connect with attending participants and generate critical discussions while sharing a meal. Highlighting minority voices with an emphasis on women and artists of color, the films uncover issues surrounding individual identity, representation, and historical consciousness in a shifting geopolitical landscape.  

The series is organized by independent curator Asha Bukojemsky. 

To be added to the mailing list: marathonscreenings@gmail.com

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Mark

Paul Pescador 


Greetings Friends, 2017, single channel film. 54 min



Greetings Friends is a full-length essay film titled after a Disney Studio produced film. In 1941 the United States government created the Office of Inter-American Affairs, stemmed from a growing concern of potential Nazi infiltration in Latin America. They hired Walt Disney to produce animated cartoons, most of which focused upon Latin America as subject. These videos took on health issues such as malaria, water treatment and tuberculosis, while also producing animated characters as visual representations for these countries. In Greeting Friends, Pescador reconsiders these films and their relationship between cultural diplomacy and colonialism. In examining the regions that Walt Disney visited and documented, Pescador attempts to understand how Disney iconography is still being culturally appropriated today.



Paul Pescador is an artist, filmmaker, performer and writer discussing social interaction and intimacy as they pertain to his own personal identity and history. He graduated with an MFA from University of California, Irvine and a BA from University of Southern California. Select exhibitions and screenings include: gallery1993, Los Angeles; Coastal/Borders, Getty Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA at Angels Gate Cultural Center; LAND at The Gamble House, Pasadena; Vacancy, Los Angeles; Ashes/Ashes, Los Angeles; Park View, Los Angeles; and Human Resources, Los Angeles. Select performances include: Machine Projects, Los Angele; Los Angeles Contemporary Archives; Performa 2015; Colony, New York; UC Berkeley: Durham Studio Theater; PAM, Los Angeles; Hammer Museum, with KCHUNG TV, Los Angeles; REDCAT, Los Angeles; Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Los Angeles; and ForYourArt, Los Angeles. His first full collection of writing CRUSHES: A NOVELLA was released by Econo Textual Objects in Spring 2017.

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Mark