Booklet consists of the artist (Paul Pescador) in conversation with Dilicia Barrera and Paul Soto, accompanying prints and film stills from the film series 1-9.
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.