Isaac Julien, "Ten Thousand Waves"

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The noted filmmaker and installation artist presents an immersive nine-screen film installation for MoMA's atrium, originally presented in Sydney, London and Miami Beach. The piece, filmed in China's rural Guangxi Province and Shanghai, takes its inspiration from the 2004 drowning of 23 Chinese cockle-pickers caught unawares by the incoming tide at Morecambe Bay in northwest England. Both the film and photos feature the actor Maggie Cheung as the Chinese goddess Mazu, protector of lost fishermen.
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