TEN THOUSAND WAVES

Posted on November 28, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi

A film installation projected onto nine double-sided screens arranged in a dynamic structure, this will be Ten Thousand Waves by Julien Isaac. Interweaving the contemporary Chinese culture with its ancient myths, Isaac recounts the story of 16th-century fishermen lost and imperiled at sea. Central to the legend is the sea goddess figure who leads the fishermen to safety. Shot at the Shanghai Film Studios, actress Zhao Tao takes part in a reenactment of the classic 1930s Chinese film The Goddess. The installation is staged on the streets of both modern and old Shanghai, including music and sounds that fuse Eastern and Western traditions. Ten Thousand Waves was conceived and created over four years. The audience will move freely around the place with the ability to watch from whichever vantage points they choose. Can’t hardly wait! 

November 25, 2013–February 17, 2014

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