by Danielle Fichera, at Dec. 6, 2011, 11:40 p.m.
Name: Nam June Paik
Biography: Composer, performer and video artist, Nam June Paik (1932-2006) has played a central role to Fluxus, using an array of media. He explores the way performance, music and video can be used in a variety of different ways (Museum of Broadcast Communication). He grew up in Korea, and studied piano and composition. After he graduated from the University of Tokyo, he became part of a group of Fluxus artists in Germany (Museum of Broadcast Communication) In 1959 he performed "Hommage a John Cage", which incorporated pre-recorded sounds with "on stage" sounds. Then, in 1964 he moved to New York where he joined George Maciunas. Prior to moving to New York, he was the main Fluxus contact in Europe, specifically Germany (Kellein 57). Paik's role in Europe, was to put like-minded artists in contact with one another. Maciunas said in an interview with Michael Oren on 19 March 1978, just a few weeks prior to his death, "In Europe I met Paik first" (Kellein 57). According to writer Thomas Kellein, on "a packed index card in 1962 Paik came up with numerous ideas for Fluxus". He imagined the world's leading musical and cultural theorists joining Fluxus, such as Wolfgang Steinecke, Daisetz T. Suzuki and Theodor W. Adorno. Paik thought all these thinkers should be teaching for Fluxus (Kellein 57).
Biography CItation #1: Kellein, Thomas. The Dream of Fluxus. London: Hansorg Mayer, 2007. Print.
Biography Citation #2: "Paik, Nam June." The Museum of Broadcast Communication. The Museum of Broadcast Communication, n.d. Web. 9 Dec 2011. http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?
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Image Citation #1: "Nam June Paik." Barefoot. N.p., 04 28 2011. Web. 11 Dec 2011. http://soko-barefoot.blogspot.com/2011/05/nam-june-paik.html
Image Citation #2: Nam June Paik with "Piano Piece" (1993) Photo courtesy of Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
Image Citation #3: "Nam June Paik." Barefoot. N.p., 04 28 2011. Web. 11 Dec 2011. http://soko-barefoot.blogspot.com/2011/05/nam-june-paik.html
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