Julien’s Better Life is the haunting single-screen version of the nine-channel installation Ten Thousand Waves, which premiered at the 17th Biennale of Sydney in 2010. The film and photographs poetically weave together rich imagery of the cold northwest coast of England, the bustling rush hour of Shanghai, and the lush landscape of rural China. 

Exhibition Dates: 24 May – 16 June 2012
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Isaac Julien Nanjing Road Tram (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010; Endura Ultra photographs
; 2 parts: left panel: 180 x 224 cm, right panel: 180 x 255 cm, 180 x 481 cm (overall); Edition of 6 + AP 1; enquire
Nanjing Road Tram (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010
Endura Ultra photographs
2 parts: left panel: 180 x 224 cm, right panel: 180 x 255 cm, 180 x 481 cm (overall)
Edition of 6 + AP 1
Isaac Julien Red Chamber Dream (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010; Endura Ultra photograph; 180 x 462 cm; Diptych: 180 x 230cm each; Edition of 6 + AP 1; enquire
Red Chamber Dream (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010
Endura Ultra photograph
180 x 462 cm; Diptych: 180 x 230cm each
Edition of 6 + AP 1
Isaac Julien Mise-en-scene (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010; Endura Ultra photograph; 180 x 438 cm; Diptych: 180 x 218cm (each); Edition of 6 + AP 1; enquire
Mise-en-scene (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010
Endura Ultra photograph
180 x 438 cm; Diptych: 180 x 218cm (each)
Edition of 6 + AP 1
Isaac Julien Maiden of Silence (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010; Endura Ultra photograph; 180 x 240 cm; Edition of 6 + AP 1; enquire
Maiden of Silence (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010
Endura Ultra photograph
180 x 240 cm
Edition of 6 + AP 1
Isaac Julien Yishan Island Voyage (Ten Thousand Waves), 2011; Endura Ultra photograph; 120 x 160 cm; Edition of 10 + AP 2; enquire
Yishan Island Voyage (Ten Thousand Waves), 2011
Endura Ultra photograph
120 x 160 cm
Edition of 10 + AP 2
Isaac Julien Waves (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010; Endura Ultra photograph; 180 x 240 cm; Edition of 6 + AP 1; enquire
Waves (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010
Endura Ultra photograph
180 x 240 cm
Edition of 6 + AP 1
Isaac Julien Better Life (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010; Single screen projection: 35mm film transferred to HD video; Duration: 55 mins; Edition of 10 + AP 1; enquire
Better Life (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010
Single screen projection: 35mm film transferred to HD video
Duration: 55 mins
Edition of 10 + AP 1