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Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest

Friday, April 28, 2017
Venue: San Jose Museum of Art
Time: 7:00 pm

Tina Takemoto Presents Memoirs of Bjork-Geisha: From Orientalism to Incarceration  

Tina Takemoto / USA / Performance Art Videos 

Join us for a special evening with performance artist Tina Takemoto on Friday, April 28 at the San Jose Museum of Art. This event is part film screening, part performance, and part lecture. Takemoto‚Äôs experimental short films Looking for Jiro and Warning Shot explore the lives of gay Japanese American men incarcerated by the U.S. government during World War II. In Semiotics of Sab, Takemoto presents an oblique portrait of gay actor Sab Shimono. 

Post Screening Guest

After the screenings of Memoirs of Bjork-Geisha: From Orientalism to Incarceration,  join us for a Q&A with Performance Artist, Tina Takamoto

Tina Takemoto is an interdisciplinary writer, theorist, and performance artist whose work explores issues of illness, gender, race, and queer identity. She is an associate professor of visual studies at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, the board president of the Queer Cultural Center, and a co-founder of Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts.

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