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Nam June Paik (1932–2006)

Nam June Paik was the first video artist who experimented with electronic media and made a profound impact on the art of video and television. He coined the phrase "Information Superhighway" in 1974, and has been called the "father of video art." He was born Nam June Paik on July 20, 1932 in Seoul, South Korea. He was the fifth son of a textile ... See full bio »

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 1986 Bye Bye Kipling (TV Movie)
 1978 Merce by Merce by Paik (Documentary short)
 1975 Suite 212 (Short)
 1973 Global Groove (Video short)
 1972 Waiting for Commercials (Short)
 1969 Beatles Electroniques (Short)
 1964 Zen for Film (Short)
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 1975 Suite 212 (Short)
 1969 Beatles Electroniques (Short) (writer)
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 2010 Shutter Island (performer: "HOMMAGE Á JOHN CAGE" (1959)) / (writer: "HOMMAGE Á JOHN CAGE" (1959))
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 1975 Suite 212 (Short)
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 1975 Suite 212 (Short)
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 2002 Jonas at the Ocean (Documentary)
 1999 Nina Hagen = Punk + Glory (Documentary)
 1994 Jonas in the Desert (Documentary)
 1962 Nam June Paik (Documentary short)
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 2012 Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film (Documentary)
 2010 Nam June Paik (TV Movie documentary)

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Produced the concert program on 1003 video monitors in collaboration with international performers: Sergei Kuryokhin and many others at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Kores.

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In a 1960 piano performance in Cologne he played Chopin, threw himself on the piano and rushed into the audience attacking Composer John Cage and pianist David Tudor by cutting their clothes with scissors and dumping shampoo on their heads. See more »

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