Isaac Julien


Installation artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien CBE has created a unique 5-screen digital installation located on the First Floor corridor of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Born in 1960 to St. Lucien parents in London, Isaac has spent much of his career exploring sexuality, race and the iconography of queer history, and has become an advocate of LGBTQ artists both in London and internationally.

The footage, titled Stones Against Diamonds was shot in Iceland’s remote ice caves and draws inspiration from a letter written by Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi where she praises the beauty of semi-precious gems over preferred precious stones, such as diamonds. The large-scale installation is situated so that the viewer can engage with the artwork screen by screen, allowing for a calming immersive experience that promotes a relaxing atmosphere.