A Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco Program 舊金山中華文化基金会項目
Date: August 10th, 2019
Location: Chinese Culture Center, 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Make your own experimental video on 16mm film with memories and found images!
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco invites you to reflect and remember with this interactive and immersive workshop.
Artist Tina Takemoto will host a “DIY Filmmaking Workshop" as a part of programming for "Present Tense: Task of Remembrance" exhibition. During the workshop, participants will have the chance to work with 16mm film using experimental methods. Using music theme images, personal stories, and the old map and photos of Chinatown, you will make your own cyanotypes, play with the film strips, and learn about different filmmaking techniques.
"Task of Remembrance" is a group art exhibition that explores the responsibility of remembering, especially in light of threats to democratic forms of government, rising global xenophobia, the impact of regressive policies on the lives of migrants and refugees, and the retrenchment of systematic violence and racism.
About Tina Takemoto
Tina Takemoto is an artist and scholar whose work explores Asian American queer history including the hidden dimensions of same-sex intimacy and queer sexuality for Japanese Americans incarcerated by the US government during World War II.
Takemoto has received grants from Art Matters, ArtPlace, +LAB Artist Residency, the Fleishhacker Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, and the San Francisco Arts Commission. Takemoto's work has been exhibited and performed at Oakland Museum of California, Chinese Culture Center, Asian Art Museum, Oceanside Museum of Art, GLBT History Museum, New Conservatory Theatre, Sabina Lee Gallery, Sesnon Gallery, SF Camerawork, SOMArts, SFMOMA, and Vargas Museum.