Paul Pescador is a contemporary trans-nonbinary artist who works in film, photography, and performance. They graduated with an MFA from University of California, Irvine and a BA from University of Southern California. Select exhibitions and screenings include: UV Estudios, Buenos Aires; Biquini Wax, Mexico City, LADRÓNgalería, Mexico City; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Main Museum, Los Angeles, The Pit, Glendale; 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica; 5 Car Garage, Santa Monica; gallery1993, Los Angeles; Coastal/Borders, Getty Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA at Angels Gate Cultural Center; LAND at The Gamble House, Pasadena; Marathon Screenings, Los Angeles; Vacancy, Los Angeles; Ashes/Ashes, Los Angeles; Park View, Los Angeles; and Human Resources, Los Angeles. Select performances include: Machine Projects, Los Angeles; 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. Their first collection of writing, CRUSHES: A NOVELLA, was published by Econo Textual Objects in Spring 2017.
The Year After: Season 4 is an online project that consists of ten short films, which will be released every Sunday on Deslave's website starting September 13 throughout November 15. The films take place in the mid 2000 and focus on Paul, a young naive artist who tries to get politically involved after finishing college. Through the series of videos Paul attempts and fails at a variety of occupations, from working on restaurants to film sets, nonprofits and teaching as they try to make a political difference as well as confront the day-to-day realities and frustrations of the world.
The Year After: Season 4 is presented in chronological order, mimicking the repetitive structure of sitcom television. Pescador performs as well as animates each of the puppets and stop-motion and hand-drawn, shifting back and forth between voices and characters. Within this format, conflicts occur and are resolved by the end of each episode, providing a sense of humor and comfort in their familiarity.