PAUL & TRISHA: THE ART OF FLUIDITY
Join us Aug. 25th27th for a three-day companion art exhibition featuring the works of Paul Whitehead and Trisha Van Cleef ahead of their film’s world premier at Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival.
PAUL & TRISHA: THE ART OF FLUIDITY is a colorful documentary exploring the lives of two 77-year-old British artists who exist in one genderfluid body: Paul Whitehead and Trisha Van Cleef. Paul Whitehead is a painter, graphic designer, writer, and musician who worked as an art director for Time Out and John Lennon; founded the Eyes and Ears Foundation and its Artboard Festival, which gave artists the opportunity to showcase their work on billboards; and made album covers for music icons like Genesis, Credence Clearwater Revival, Van der Graaf Generator, and Peter Hammill.
Whitehead began exploring his gender identity through cross-dressing during the 1960’s, leading to the emergence of the converged artist Trisha Van Cleef in 2004. The film delves into the brutal challenges and beautiful victories that Paul and Trisha have facedtogether and individuallyin the mercurial and competitive art world while unapologetically navigating the uncharted waters of gender identity and artistic expression, breaking down perilous stigmas along the way.
This special exhibition is hosted by Anno Domini on the occasion of PAUL & TRISHA: THE ART OF FLUIDITY’s World Premiere screenings at the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival.
Meet the filmmaker Fia Perera and artists Paul Whitehead and Trisha Van Cleef August 2527 at Anno Domini.
Exhibition Hours & Artists in Attendance Schedule:
• Friday August 25: Exhibit hours 12pm9pm with Paul Whitehead in attendance from 6pm-9pm
• Saturday August 26: Exhibit hours 12pm-4pm
Sunday August 27: Exhibit hours: 4pm7pm with Trisha Van Cleef in attendance and live painting
Film Screenings at Cinequest:
Paul & Trisha: The Art of Fluidity, world premieres at Cinequest on Monday, August 28 at 6:30pm, and Wednesday, August 30 at 5:00pm at Mountain View ShowPlace ICON Theatre. Purchase film tickets here.
Fia Perera’s award-winning short MERMAID will also be screening at the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival.
Fia Perera has written more than a dozen off-Broadway shows and has written, directed, or produced several feature films and TV series in various stages of development, including pilot episodes for Do the Voice and Baby Steps. The focus of Perera’s work is making a positive impact for the LGBTQ+ community.
Paul & Trisha have weathered a lifetime of challenges and victories in the mercurial and competitive art world, often choosing artistic freedom over commercial exploitation. And both have faced the stigma and fear around their sexuality and genders.
THE ART OF FLUIDITY presented by Perera Pictures and Fisky Enterprises
Running Time: 75 minutes
Writer/Director/Producer: Fia Perera
Executive Producer: Adam Fisk
Cinematographer/Editor: William Gilmore
Artist's reception: August 25th & 27th
Exhibition dates: August 25-27, 2023
Thursdays & *Fridays Noon7pm, (*First Fridays 5-9pm)