We Are in Open Circuits : Writings by Nam June Paik

Paik, Naim June and Hanhardt, John G. and Zinman, Gregory and Decker-Phillips, Edith. We Are in Open Circuits : Writings by Nam June Paik. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2019.

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Abstract (English)

"Nam June Paik (1932–2006) is a pivotal figure in the history of modern art. Arguably the most important video artist of all time, and certainly among the most influential and prolific, Paik was a legendary innovator who transformed the electronic moving image into an artist's medium. He wrote incessantly—corresponding with friends, composing performance scores, making production notes for television projects, drafting plans for video installations, writing essays and articles. Celebrated for his visionary development of new artistic tools and for his pioneering work in video and television, Paik often wrote to sharpen his thinking and hone his ideas. He used the typewriter to fashion sentences that broke apart and reassembled themselves as he wrote, producing both poetic texts and aesthetic objects on the page. This first extensive collection of Paik's writings includes many previously unpublished and out-of-print texts." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Monographs
All Contributors: Decker-Phillips, Edith (Editor); Hanhardt, John G. (Editor); Zinman, Gregory (Editor); Paik, Naim June (Author); Hanhardt, John G. (Author); Zinman, Gregory (Author); Decker-Phillips, Edith (Author)
Dossier: 420 - PAIK, NAM JUNE
Collation: xi, 445 pages ; colour illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9780262039802
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Artists: Paik, Nam June
Copyright Statement: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Includes index pages 431-445.
Includes a list of names cited in Nam June Paik's writings pages 423-429.
Includes bibliographical references.

Series Name: Writing art series
Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 17:15
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 17:59
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/31552
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