A curatorial project by Paul Pescador.
In the midst of Los Angeles’ early reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, the past year is being crystallized as a time of private and public hibernation. Shut out from the expectations and interactions of daily life and routine, we experienced a collective shift in priority, experience, and flow — prompting interrogations of the role of institutions to change, shape and create a better world. Emerging from this time, we reflect on our own roles and responsibilities to one another and ourselves.
Feminist Center for Creative Work presents Rewind, a collective virtual screening series which postulates questions about relationship to the self as an entrypoint to considering familial dynamics, gender constructs, political histories, social injustices, and one’s ennui. The video selections locate varying strategies and touchpoints with which to examine these topics. From humor to Hollywood — videos produced both before and during the pandemic seek to develop self-examination as a fundamental practice of being.
Artists include: Maura Brewer Pronouns: she/her Maura Brewer explores the construction of female subjects in mass culture through her work in video, performance, and experimental fashion design. Her video essays combine footage from Hollywood films, television, and Internet subcultures to question the ways that popular culture mimes the language of feminism in the service of patriarchal capitalism. Brewer’s projects, videos, and performances have been shown at venues including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna; and the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève in Switzerland. Her work has been the subject of solo projects at the University of California, Irvine; Art in General, New York; and Queens, Los Angeles. Her video work is included in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Brewer is a founding member of the Rational Dress Society, a counter-fashion collective, and Arts Research Collective, an experimental art school. She is a 2017 California Community Foundation Fellow and a 2016 and 2018 Creative Economic Development Fund grantee. , Zackary Drucker Pronouns: she/her Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, filmmaker, and cultural producer. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMa PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy nominated producer for the docuseries This Is Me, and was a producer on the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Amazon show Transparent. The Lady and The Dale, her directorial debut for television, premiered on HBO in early 2021. , Roey Victoria Heifetz Pronouns: she/her Roey Victoria Heifetz, a visual artist, lives and works in Berlin. She studied BFA and MFA in Bezalel Academy of Art. Her work were presented in numerous international solo and group exhibitions around the world, such as: Kunstlerhaus Betahanien, Berlin, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Venice Biennale and The Leslie Lohman Museum, New York. and Zohar Melinek Ezrah Pronouns: he/him Zohar Melinek Ezra is a director, cinematographer and editor. He studied screenwriting at the Vancouver Film School, holds a BA in New Media from Concordia University, Montreal, and an MFA in Filmmaking and Theory from Sapir College, Israel. He is known for his Israeli documentary series Spectrums , Juliana Huxtable Pronouns: she/her Juliana Huxtable is an artist, poet, performer and DJ born in Bryan-College Station, Texas. She attended Bard College. Recent shows and performances include Infertility Industrial Complex: Snatch the Calf Back at Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, I Should Be Doing Something Else Right Now at Somerset House, epigenetic with Carolyn Lazard at Shoot the Lobster, New York, Transformer: A Rebirth of Wonder at 180 The Strand, London, Kiss My Genders at Hayward Gallery, London, Producing Futures – An Exhibition on Post-Cyber-Feminisms at Migros Museum, Zurich, and Penumbra with Hannah Black at Performance Space. , Gelare Khoshgozaran Pronouns: prefers not to say Gelare Khoshgozaran is an undisciplinary artist and writer who, in 2009 was transplanted from street protests in a city of four seasons to the windowless rooms of the University of Southern California where aesthetics and politics would be discussed in endless summers. Gelare’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at the New Museum, Queens Museum, Hammer Museum, LAXART, Human Resources, Visitor Welcome Center, Plug In ICA, Articule, Cell Project Space, LOOP Barcelona, Beursschouwburg, and Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual among others. Gelare was the recipient of a Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant (2015), an Art Matters Award (2017), the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2019) and a Graham Foundation Award (2020). Gelare’s words have appeared in contemptorary (co-founding editor), The Brooklyn Rail, Parkett, X-TRA, LA Review of Books, Temporary Art Review, Art Practical, Ajam Media Collective, and Saturation: Race, Art, and the Circulation of Value (C. Riley Snorton and Hentyle Yapp. MIT Press co-published by the New Museum). Gelare is an editor at MARCH: a journal of art and strategy. , Jasminne Morataya Pronouns: she/her Jasminne Morataya lives and works in Los Angeles. She is interested in the discursive potential of image-text relationships which are readily cultivated, mediated, and transmuted through video. Tonal inspirations to this end include misinterpreted pop psychology and classroom didactic models. She received her BFA from ArtCenter College of Design in 2020. , Paul Pescador Pronouns: they/them Paul Pescador is a trans-nonbinary artist who works in film, photography, and performance. Select exhibitions and screenings include Biquini Wax, Mexico City; Deslave, Tijuana; LADRÓNgalería, Mexico City; UV Estudios, Buenos Aires; 5 Car Garage; 18th Street Art Center; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro; Human Resources; Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Main Museum; The Pit; LAND at The Gamble House; Park View; X-tra Online; all within Los Angeles County. Select performances include Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange; LADRÓNgalería, Mexico City; Performa New York; University of California, BerkeleyDurham Studio Theater; Los Angeles Contemporary Archives; Machine Projects; PAM Residencies; Hammer Museum (with KCHUNG TV); REDCAT; and ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. Their first collection of writing, CRUSHES: A NOVELLA, was published by Econo Textual Objects in Spring 2017. , and Prima Jalichandra-SakuntabhaiPronouns: they/them Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai is a transdisciplinary artist, working across performance, video and installation, based in Los Angeles. Born in Thailand in 1989, they were raised in Europe before moving to the US in 2011. They received their Visual Arts Degree from the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Nantes Metropole and a License in Film Studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3. They earned BFA at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago and MFA at the California College of the Arts, in San Francisco. Recipient of the SOMA Summer Award, Mexico City and the emi kuriyama spirit award. Recent projects include: Fieldnotes for Useful Light, The Prelinger Library (San Francisco), Irrational Exhibits 11: Place-Making and Social Memory, Track 16 (LA) and The Anthropologist As Hero, in collaboration with Linda Franke, Justine Melford-Colegate and Jessica Hyatt, PAM Residencies (LA), Excerpts of Memories From the Screen, a Zoom performative lecture for BOOKSHOP LIBRARY, BANGKOK CITY CITY GALLERY (Bangkok), Chloropsis Aurifrons Pridii, Fulcrum Press (LA). They curated the MAHA Pavilion for the Bangkok Biennial 2020..
As part of this program, FCCW will be hosting a weekly virtual conversation with one of the artists as they have an in-depth dialogue on their video for Rewind:
- June 3 at 7pm: Paul Pescador in conversation with FCCW Programming Director Mandy Harris Williams
- June 10 at 7pm: Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai in conversation with organizer Paul Pescador
- June 17 at 7pm: Gelare Khoshgozaran in conversation with organizer Paul Pescador
- June 24 at 7pm: Maura Brewer in conversation with organizer Paul Pescador