Texts by Isaac Julien, David Deitcher, and David Frankel; introduction by Amada Cruz
The Film Art of Isaac Julien collects for the first time Julien’s critical writings, which offer a challenging and exciting perspective on issues of cultural politics and aesthetics, particularly where questions of black and gay identity are concerned. Julien is Britain’s preeminent black filmmaker, as well as an internationally recognized artist, writer, teacher, and scholar. His work employs a unique coupling of narrative and avant-garde strategies to explore issues of race, gender, and sexuality. The Film Art of Isaac Julien documents his 2000 CCS Bard survey exhibition–including a trilogy of film/video installations that examine both the complexities and possibilities of eroticism and desire, as well as his latest work, The Long Road to Mazatlan, which explores the myth of the cowboy in gay culture.