Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Isaac Julian's Ten Thousan Waves

I recently went to Hayward Gallery (South Bank)'s new exhibition "MOVE". The exhibition gathered works centered around body art/performance art from the 60s to the present day. This includes amazing interactive installations Tania Bruguera, William Forsythe,Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Yvonne Rainer, Simone Forti and big archive of recordings and videos for the audience to browse through...
but none of these works was not the reason I paid 8 pounds to get in...It was the UK premiere of Isaac Julian's "Ten Thousand Waves".
I spent 50 minutes submerge myself in the beautiful scenaries, emotions, narrations, and the physicality of the piece. It was a massave 9 screens installation where the viewer could walk around the room and get different perspectives from the same story.
The film itself was about people who trying to strive for better lives. Often I felt like they were related ghost stories...there's something very mystical yet urban about them

"Ten Thousand Waves"
really transgresses genre boundaries, and eventally as it takes the audience to another space and time, it also transgresses the sensations of reality. highly recommended.

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