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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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Shutter Island Soundtrack
Horns Soundtrack
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 1995 Megatron/Matrix (Video short)
 1995 Topless Cellist (Video documentary short)
 1992 A Tale of Two Cities (Video short) (co-director)
 1992 Video Tape Study No. 3 (Video documentary short)
 1990 Beuys Voice (Video short)
 1990 Gertrude Stein (Video short)
 1989 Living with the Living Theatre (Video short)
 1986 Bye Bye Kipling (TV Movie)
 1982 Allan 'n' Allen's Complaint (Video short)
 1978 Merce by Merce by Paik (Documentary short)
 1977 Guadalcanal Requiem (Video short)
 1976 A Tribute to John Cage (Documentary short)
 1975 Edited for Television (Video short)
 1975 Suite 212 (Short)
 1973 Global Groove (Video short)
 1972 Waiting for Commercials (Short)
 1972 Electronic Yoga (Short)
 1971 Fluxfilm Anthology 1962-1970 (segment "Zen for Film")
 1969 Beatles Electroniques (Short)
 1966 Electronic Moon No. 2 (Video documentary short)
 1965 Electronic Fables (Short)
 1964 Zen for Film (Short)
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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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Used a wheelchair since 1996 when he suffered a stroke that paralyzed his left side but he remained active creatively until 2005 when his condition worsened. See more »

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