Nam June Paik e l’invenzione della videoarte. Il giocoliere elettronico

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.

Text: Cabutti Lucio, Vescovo Marisa et al. pp. 160; COL and BW; paperback. Publisher: Hopefulmonster, Torino, 2002.

ISBN: 9788877571588| 8877571586

ID: AM-7378

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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.