Critical Writing Index

Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves

by Keiko Okamura

Flash Art, Oct. 2010, p. 114

Keiko Okamura reviews Isaac Julien's Ten Thousand Waves, an ambitious nine-screen video installation. The videos draw on Chinese myth and cinema to creative a narrative about the Morecambe Bay tragedy, in which many workers from the Fujian province were killed. Okamura praises Julien for his sensitivity and dedication to Chinese culture, but although the work is visually impressive, claims it lacks a coherent message.

ITEM 2010.080 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Ten Thousand WavesIsaac Julien