domingo, agosto 18, 2013

in Edinburgh


Still images of Nam June Paik's various videos. Courtesy of Nam June Paik Art Center Video Archives,
© Nam June Paik Estate.

No other artist has had greater influence on the use of technology in art than Nam June Paik; he prophesied changes that would shape the ideas, 'Participation TV,' 'Random Access Information,' and 'Video Commune.' Transmitted Live: Nam June Paik Resounds celebrates the 50th anniversary of Paik's first solo exhibition, Exposition of Music – Electronic Television (Wuppertal, 1963), when the artist brought television in the realm of art for the first time, presenting it as a tactile and multisensory medium. As part of the countercultural movements of the 1960s, Paik believed that artists should humanise technology, get their 'fingers in and tear away the wall' of the establishment. Paik, a trained musician, treated technology as a material part of his repertoire, which later expanded to include video, satellite transmissions, robots and lasers.

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Edinburgh International Festival 2013

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