A British artist with Caribbean roots, Isaac Julien examines the black and Asian diasporas since the Thatcher years through his favoured medium, film.
In 1983 he cofounded the British Sankofa Film and Video Collective. In 1995 he made a documentary series for television, The Question of Equality, about the history of the gay and lesbian movement in the United States. As well as looking at issues of gender and race, Julien uses different film and music sources in his work, which he recycles and remixes. He also interprets the exhibition format using multiple screens and special sound effects, creating a fluid space in which images and sound transcribe migration and the diaspora.