Sworded Love
2018, 4:50 minutes

single-channel digital video with sound
35mm film emulsion, ink, nail polish, glue, tape, 16mm film leader

Fleeting cinematic impressions of star-crossed swordsmen are captured in the oblique wanderings of emulsion lifted from a stray reel of a 35mm kung fu action film.

Treize Galerie, Paris, 2023;

Marseille Underground Film & Music Festival, 2023;
Art Film Fest, Kosice, Slovakia, 2019;
San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2019;
CAAMFest 37, San Francisco, 2019;
BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival, 2019;

Press / Publicationsx
Will Dai, “Following Her Following Her Passion: An Interview with Tina Takemoto, CinemQ (2019);

Juliet Jacques, “Artists’ Films at BFI Flare Festival: ‘In Place of the Real’ Focused on Histories of LGBTQI+ People,” Frieze, (April 9, 2019);

“Flare 2019: Lift Little Tokyo, On the Line, Wayward Emulsions, Sworded Love by Tina Takemoto,” interview, Rianne Pictures.com (March 26, 2019);