Performance artist, composer, video artist and visionary: Nam Jane Paik (1932-2006) was one of the most influential and pioneering video artists of his time.
ArtAV have had the pleasure of working with the Nam June Paik Foundation at the Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh installing over 14 of his works, ranging from projections to CRT monitors all provided by ourselves.
Transmitted Live: Nam June Paik Resounds celebrates the 50th anniversary of Paik’s first solo exhibition, Exposition of Music – Electronic Television (Wuppertal 1963), when the artist brought television into the realm of art for the first time, presenting it as a tactile and multisensory medium. As part of the counter-cultural movements of the 1960s, Paik believed that artists should humanise technology, get their ‘fingers in and tear away the walls’ of the establishment. Paik, a trained musician, treated technology as a material part of his repertoire, which later expanded to include video, satellite transmissions, robots and lasers.