october 2017

22oct(oct 22)1:00 pmTina Takemoto’s "Memoirs of Bjork-Geisha: From Orientalism to Incarceration"Performance1:00 pm


sunday, october 22, 1:00PM

Event Details

In this lively presentation, San Francisco-based artist Tina Takemoto will humorously reflect on her guerrilla performance art protests against Art World Orientalism. She will also present her experimental short films Looking for Jiro and Warning Shot that explore the lives of gay Japanese American men incarcerated by the U.S. government during World War II. Takemoto combines drag king performance, archival materials and popular music mashups to address the hidden dimensions of same sex intimacy and queer sexuality in Japanese American wartime history as well as the ongoing legacy of state-sanctioned violence.