Paik Video

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Published originally in German, Paik Video is the first English language edition of this full treatment of the Father of Video Art, Nam June Paik. Richly illustrated with photographs and descriptions of his works, it includes a definitive discussion of the artist's claim to be the first Video Artist.A must-read for all persons interested in Video Art, this book will also be essential to all serious art collections and is an ideal introduction to the field.Paik was the first artist to use the TV tube as a medium ...
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Overview

Published originally in German, Paik Video is the first English language edition of this full treatment of the Father of Video Art, Nam June Paik. Richly illustrated with photographs and descriptions of his works, it includes a definitive discussion of the artist's claim to be the first Video Artist.A must-read for all persons interested in Video Art, this book will also be essential to all serious art collections and is an ideal introduction to the field.Paik was the first artist to use the TV tube as a medium for making art. Since the last 50's, the ingenius and outrageously inventive, Korean-born, American artist has subjected the video medium to a continuous series of transformations, whether producing interacting webs of electron light by exposing the TV tube to magnetic fields or creating installations involving arrays of dozens of TV screens. His videotapes, installations, oblects, drawings and prints are remarkable for the provocative and entertaining way they shed light both on the institution of television and contemporary communication.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886449350
  • Publisher: Barrytown/Station Hill Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 8.53 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Edith Decker-Phillips, born 1953, studied painting, art history, archaeology, ethnology and German language and literature in Bremen and Hamburg. In 1985 she received her Ph.D. in art history with a dissertation on Nam June Paik. Among her publications are two books on Nam June Paik: German edition of Paik Video (1988) and Niederschriften eines Kulturnomaden: Selected Writings (1992).
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Table of Contents

Preface
I Introduction 8
II The Beginning of Video Art 19
1 The Electronic Picture 19
2 From Electronic Music to Electronic TV 24
3 Sound Becomes Image 30
4 The Exhibition Exposition of Music - Electronic Television 33
5 Wolf Vostell 41
III The Video Installations 62
1 Participation TV 62
2 Minimal Video 68
3 Video Projection 72
4 Tautology as a Principle: The Closed-Circuit Installations 74
5 The Multi-Monitor Installations 94
6 Humanized Technology: The Video Objects Made for Charlotte Moorman 123
IV The Videotapes 147
1 Expanded Cinema or Expanded Television? 147
2 The Paik/Abe-Synthesizer 152
3 The Videotapes 156
4 Light and Shadow: Video in Relation to Film 169
5 Good Morning, Mr. Orwell 174
V Paik in Theory 186
1 The Fluxus Past 186
2 The Constructivist Tradition 188
3 The Video-Environment: Visual Music 190
Biography 197
Documents 200
Video Installations and Selected Videotapes 206
Bibliography 218
Index of Names 234
Index of Subjects 239
About the Author 242
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