Thursday Lates: Isaac Julien Ten Thousand Waves

7 Jun 2018

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Free, booking necessary

The Whitworth

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom


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A conversation between Whitworth Director Alistair Hudson and award-winning artist Isaac Julien CBE will be followed by a live performance by Jah Wobble and Chinese Dub Orchestra, one of the composers of the Ten Thousand Waves film score.


6:15 – 7:00 pm In-conversation event with Isaac Julien and Alistair Hudson

7:00 – 7:45 pm Performance with Jah Wobble and the Chinese Dub Orchestra

Latecomers are not guaranteed entry.

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About Ten Thousand Waves:

Rooted in the Morecambe Bay tragedy of 2004, in which 23 Chinese cockle-pickers drowned off the coast in northwest England, Ten Thousand Waves(2010) is a cinematic three-screen installation exploring contemporary experiences of desire, loss and separation.

Ten Thousand Wavesis on show at the Whitworth until 28 August 2018 and has been purchased for the Whitworth’s collection with support through the Moving Image Fund for Museums, an Art Fund project conceived in partnership with and supported by Thomas Dane Gallery with the generous support of a number of private donors.

About Isaac Julien:

Filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien CBE RA is known for his multi-screen film installations and photographs incorporating different artistic disciplines to create a poetic and unique visual language. Julien’s solo exhibitions and presentations recently include Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), Cape Town (2017); Platform-L Contemporary Art Centre, Seoul (2017); The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (2017); Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2016); MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro (2016); De Pont Museum, Netherlands (2015) and Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013).

About Jah Wobble and the Chinese Dub Orchestra:

Acclaimed bassist/composer Jah Wobble began his musical career at 18 as a founder member of Public Image Limited. His heavy, hypnotic bass lines defined the post punk era and have influenced many musicians over the last 30 years. In 2008, accompanied by his wife Zi Lan Liao, Jah Wobble toured with a large group of Chinese performers and went on to release an album that documented that project called ‘Chinese Dub’ which won the Songlines magazine world Music award. Jah Wobble and the Chinese Dub Orchestra contributed music to Isaac Julien’s 2010 film Ten Thousand Waves, adapting tracks from the album alongside new compositions made in response to the film’s visuals.

Exhibiting artists

Jah Wobble

Isaac Julien

Isaac Julien


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