May 35
2019, 2:40 minutes

single-channel digital video with sound
photo emulsion, ink, paint, glue, tape, 16mm film leader

A commemoration of political uprisings made from fragments of censored archival imagery transferred onto film using razor blades and scotch tape. “May 35” speaks to the difficulty of remembering in the absence of memory, especially when so many traces of the June 4th massacre have been censored and obscured.

Treize Galerie, Paris, 2023;

Marseille Underground Film & Music Festival, 2023;
Extremely Shorts Film Festival, Houston, 2021;
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2020;
BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival, 2020;
Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montréal, 2020;
Cinémathèque Québécoise, Montréal, 2020;
Cinéastes Indépendantes, Cinémathèque Québécoise, Montréal, 2020;

TT Takemoto, Catharine Clark Gallery, 2022;

de Young Open, de Young Museum, 2020;
Present Tense 19: Task of Remembrance, Chinese Culture Center, 2019;

Press / Publications
“Task of Remembrance: Interview with Tina Takemoto,“ Present Tense: Task of Remembrance, exhibition catalog (Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco, 2020), 56-59

Present Tense: Task of Remembrance, (Chinese Culture Center, 2020), exhibition catalog

Hoi Leung, “Task of Remembrance,” Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (June/July 2019)

Sean Au, “Present Tense 2019: Task of Remembrance,” Interview with curator Hoi Leung, KTSF (May 22, 2019)