Jud Yalkut: Nam June Paik: Video Synthesizer and TV Cello Collectibles

  • ©, Jud Yalkut, Nam June Paik: Video Synthesizer and TV Cello Collectibles
  • ©, Jud Yalkut, Nam June Paik: Video Synthesizer and TV Cello Collectibles

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    Nam June Paik: Video Synthesizer and TV Cello Collectibles

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    Silent colour video

Duration:


    23’25’’

Artist Statement:


    Nam June Paik was a pioneer of video art, using televisions themselves as a sculptural medium, and integrating video imagery into sculptural objects. Paik’s medium aroused controversy when his collaborator, cellist charlotte Moorman, was arrested for public indecency while performing wearing only television sets. In this compilation video, Paik reimagined video footage with a video synthesizer to electronically manipulate images recorded during Moorman’s performances of TV Cello.


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