Critical Writing Index

Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves

by Mark Rappolt

ArtsReview, Oct. 2010, no. 44, p. 91

This article describes Isaac Julien's nine-screen projection Ten Thousand Waves (2010), which was inspired by the Morecambe Bay tragedy of 2004. The screen are arranged in a spiral formation, requiring the viewer to be in constant movement in order to watch the piece in its entirety. The work uses a wide variety of art forms to explore the tragedy, the folklore of the Fujian province, and the emerging identity of contemporary China.

ITEM 2010.073 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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