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Multi Screens – Issac Julien

Multiple screen installations for Issac Julien’s work “10,000 Waves”. Installation at Bass Musuem of Art, Art Basel Miami (2010).

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  • Julien commissioned a Chinese poet Wang Ping to create a new poem “Small Birds” as the genesis for this project.
  • Work was shot in China.
  • Did extensive onsite research.
  • Collaborations with other artists and artisans very important for Julien.

Reflections on my practice:

The multiple screens serve to create an immersive environment and the repetition of the imagery is something in which I’m also interested. However, Julien’s work seems to be more like a linear film than that kind of story I’m developing. I’m also thinking that for The Healing Room projections will be more powerful and connect my work better with my desire to explore the use of expanded painting concepts as a way to experience moving image. I’m still not comfortable calling my work moving image, and certainly not comfortable calling my work experimental film, although that might be the most succinct description.

 

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