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R.I.P. Nam Jun Paik

Nam Jun Paik passed away at his Miami home at 8:00pm EST on Sunday, January 29th, 2006 while being watched by his Japanese-American wife Shigeko Kubota and a nurse. “Paik brought to the world many questions and warnings about the passive acceptance of television.”(Via Korea Times)

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He was a very funny man who spoke five languages all very badly.

Cinema Metaphysics No2, 3 &4 by Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut
“Reminiscent of Beckett’s theater, as well as the minimal movements of 1960s avant-garde dance, CinĂ©ma Metaphysique is a study in gesture and stillness, noise and silence.” (more works at
Electronix Art Intermix)

Video Flag and more images here.

Here is a comprehensive tribute from Netlex France.
Something from thriftstore here.
A blog from Korea shows this beautiful image of TV cello and this TV (Magnet 65) from Joseph.

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