Mediamatic Magazine vol 4#4 Niet Bekend 1 Jan 1990

Iaac Julien

The Artists

Born in London GB 1960, Lives and works in London


Isaac Julien -

Julien is an independent film maker and co-founder of Sankofa Film and Video. His films have included Who Killed Colin Roach (1983), Territories (1984), The Passion of Remembrance (1986), Media Fictions (1987), This is Not an AIDS Advertisement (1987), Dreaming Rivers (1988) and most recendy, Looking For Langston (1989), a celebration of black gay identity and a meditation on black artists of the Harlem Renaissance including Langston Hughes.

Edge go commission: Looking For Langston, a performance with twenty performers, creating tableaux at six different sites including a cemetery, alleyway, canal bridge and gay nightclub. The performance is based on Juliens film of the same tide and explores similar themes, referring to the legal wrangle with the Langston Hughes’ estate over the showing of the film in America.