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I am using allegorical methods and so in a way to think about my work as a documentary would be completely wrong, because it is not a documentary but it has to do with content which is stereotypically presented in that form. My work is really something else, a visual meditation using lyrical, poetic forms to explore serious matters, but reaching for other methodologies and artistic practices that would not ordinarily be approached or even thought about in this particular context. And that has been one of my central ambitions. I am interested in unifying different artistic disciplines that can somehow at the same time break down associations which they establish, to try to articulate something new.

“I am putting the fire underneath people”. Isaac Julien in conversation with Katarzyna Bojarska, Obieg, Warsaw, April 2009.

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