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Still from Amanda Kim’s Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV (2023) courtesy Greenwich Entertainment

Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV

Washington premiere

Art Films and Special Screenings

  • Sunday, April 30, 2023
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • West Building Lecture Hall
  • Films
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Internationally recognized, Korean-born artist Nam June Paik (1932-2006) is often referred to as the “father of video art” for his extensive body of experimental work with electronic media, including television, video sculptures, installations, and performances. Paik coined the term “electronic superhighway” long before the Internet was omnipresent, and heavily influenced generations of artists in all genres. In Amanda Kim’s first feature documentary, the director uses archival footage and clips from the artist’s work to recount his collaborations and fascinations with other luminaries such as Joseph Beuys, Charlotte Moorman, David Bowie, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Allen Ginsberg, Merce Cunningham, and his great mentor and friend, John Cage. (Amanda Kim, 2023, DCP, 107 minutes)

Programmed in conjunction with Filmfest DC 2023.

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