… remembering Nam-Jun Paik
Just some examples of his multi-layered work which started out from Fluxus attitude but was entirely dedicated to an artistic research into new media adaption – including audio works – and especially to the influencing medium of his time: television (link: TV Buddha and McLuhan Caged).
From a review on a retrospective review about a show at the Guggenheim in 2000
|simultaneous image of the same fish is projected in closed-circuit video. Is it any wonder that the real fish seem slightly less fascinating than their video counterparts? The robotic sets, with their rounded screens looming like enormous, one-eyed heads, add to our sense of the medium’s parasitical quality.||
Unearthing televisionâ€™s spiritual dimension and subversive potential: Real Fish/Live Fish (1982) photo: Robin Holland