Wayward Emulsions
2018, 4:10 minutes

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

Queer glimpses of a wayward woman captured in bits of emulsion lifted from stray reels of a 35mm Asian drama.

Grand Jury Prize for Best Experimental Film, Slamdance Film Festival, 2019

Kunstmuseum Celle Mit Sammlung Robert Simon, Celle, Germany, 2023
Treize Galerie, Paris, 2023;

Marseille Underground Film & Music Festival, 2023;
Cinema Dynamo, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, Switzerland, 2023;
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2022;
QFest: Houston International LGBTQ Film Festival, 2019;
Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest, London, 2019;
CAAMFest 37, San Francisco, 2019;
Drunken Film Fest Oakland, 2019;
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2019;
BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival, 2019;
Regard 23: Saguenay International Short Film Festival, 2019;
Slamdance Film Festival, 2019;

Seen Only, Heard Only Through Someone Else’s Description, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, 2022;

Press / Publications
Jaimie Baron, “Jaimie Baron on Redirecting ‘The Gaze,’” Square Cylinder (January 16, 2022);

Tony Bravo, “Datebook Pick: ‘Seen Only, Heard Only Through Someone Else’s Description’ at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts,” SF Chronicle (December 30, 2021);

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

Allison Tate, “18 LGBTQ Films to Check Out at L.A.’s Asian Pacific Film Festival,” Advocate (May 3, 2019)

“L.A. Asian Pacific Film Fest Starts This Week,” Rafu Shimpo (April 30, 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);

Erik Pederen, “Slamdance: ‘Dollhouse’ and ‘Kifaru’ Take Top Prizes–Full Winners List,” Deadline (January 31, 2019);

Brian Darr, “Twenty Single-Channel Film and Video Works of Less Than Feature Length,” World Poll of 2018, Senses of Cinema (January 2019);