In “Home,” artist and filmmaker Kyoko Takenaka unveils a visual and sonic portrait of belonging and memory in four chapters. Calling upon the experiences that underline their otherness as an Asian-American, the film chronicles their contemplations through original song and poetry, as well as video clips, audio recordings and digital conversations captured from real-life experiences over the span of seven years. Through references to pop culture, racist imitations of Asians, and a defining return to their childhood home, “Home” is a multimedia statement on how the affirmation of culture, resistance and resilience can disrupt enduring myths and redeem our histories.
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THEME SONG - "ASIAN AMERICAN BLUES
LA ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL
A mixed-media event featuring groundbreaking composers, emerging talent, and legendary artists who will perform alternative live scores for short films from Visual Communications’ award-winning filmography. Composers/Performers include Winston Raval, Diwa de Leon, Joy Ngiaw, and Kyoko Takenaka
SCREENINGS + Q&A
KUNG FLU VIRUS:
Commissioned by The Music Center, Los Angeles.
Artist statement and artist conversation here
"For the Love of L.A"