Irreversible Intrusion

K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, 2016
21 May - 30 June 2016

Isaac Julien's Ten Thousand Waves is a multi-screen film work inspired by the 2004 Morecambe Bay tragedy. The artist's narration does not center on describing this incident. Instead, Julien used it to inspire retrospection and poetic imagination. He infused the artwork with an abundance of Chinese history, folklore, and landscapes, using various filming techniques such montages, documenting, and science fiction to weave together contemporary and ancient narratives, thus creating a modern "epic poem" of China meeting the West, one of globalization.


Curated by Lu Mingjun


(Source: k11)

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