An homage to Nam June Paik, The Electronic Wizard focuses on the video art pioneer's intense period of collaboration with cellist Charlotte Moorman. Opening the book is a series of black-and-white photographs, many of them shot by Peter Moore, documenting the complex relationship and artistic collaboration between Paik and Moorman, which began in 1964 and continued for a decade. The American musician is portrayed in various performances, in particular Opera Sextronique from 1967. Next come Paik's video sculptures, made of old radios, ancient televisions, and other retro objects--robot like forms that appear as ironic and imaginary metaphorical portraits of the soul of the new electronic man. The Electronic Wizard closes with a section dedicated to Paik's videos, presenting stills from eighteen individual works made between 1974 and 1989, including Beatles Electronique, Electronic Yoga, Good Morning Mr. Orwell, and Living with the Theater.
|Edition description:||Italian/English Language Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.14(w) x 11.24(h) x 0.53(d)|
About the Author
Nam June Paik was born in 1932 in Seoul, Korea. He moved to New York from Germany in 1964, and by the late 60s was at the forefront of a new generation of artists creating an aesthetic discourse out of television and the moving image. Throughout the 70s and 80s, Paik also worked as a teacher and an activist, supporting other artists and working to realize the potential of the emerging medium of video. Along with his remarkable sequence of videotapes and projects for televisionfeaturing collaborations with friends Laurie Anderson, Joseph Beuys, David Bowie, John Cage, and Merce Cunninghamhe created a series of installations that fundamentally changed video and redefined artistic practice.