Our life is half natural and half technological. Half-and-half is good. You cannot deny that high-tech is progress. We need it for jobs. Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war. So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life.
(from Douglas C. McGill, ART PEOPLE,
New York Times, October 3, 1986).
Over 30 images by American artist Nam June Paik (1932-2006), internationally recognized as the founder of video art, are now available on MDID.Paik created an huge body of work, including video installations, sculptures, music, performance, television productions, etc. - all of which explored the intersection of art, pop culture and technology. A visionary, seminal figure in media-based art, his work not only had a major influence on late 20th-century art, but continues to inspire artists today.
SELECT ITEMS ON/BY NAM JUNE PAIK AT THE LIBRARY:
Nam June Paik
by Sook-Kyung Lee, Susanne Rennert
Harry N. Abrams, 2011
Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot
by Michelle YunYale
University Press, 2014
Nam June Paik: Lessons From the Video Master
by Skip Blumberg and 63 collaborators
New York: IMP; Chicago, IL: Distributed by Facets, Video, c. 2007.
A Tribute to John Cage
A co-production of WGBH New Television Workshop and the TV Lab at WNET/13
Directed by David Atwood, Fred Barzyk
New York: Electronic Arts Intermix, 1973 (re-edited 1976)