In this exclusive new video work for s[edition], Isaac Julien has revisited footage from his nine-screen installation Ten Thousand Waves (2010) and created a completely mesmerizing experience designed for the screen.
Isaac Julien is a video artist and a filmmaker who weaves powerful visual narratives when creating his multi-screen installations. The artist’s practice successfully dissolves the separations that are traditionally associated with different creative disciplines, uniting film and photography, dance and movement, theatre, music and sound art, and painting and sculpture. With works that often explore themes of class, cultural history and identity, Encore: Tabula Rasa (Ten Thousand Waves) examines the relationship between China's ancient past and rapidly-evolving present. In Latin, the term tabula rasa means blank slate, and here, we witness the cyclical depiction and erasure of traditional Chinese calligraphy, in a dance between older and newer generations. Read More
VIDEO - Full HD 1080p, 11 mins 29 secs STILL - High-resolution image (PNG), 3000x1688px
€150 - $200
edition of 2,000
Isaac Julien is one of the most important artists working in the area of moving image for over 25 years. His work incorporates different artistic disciplines, drawing from and commenting on film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture, and uniting them to create a unique poetic visual language in audio-visual film installations. Read More