a message from Barbara which arrived earlier today... alas this
question didn't get raised at the conference but I will report with
some of the discussion shortly.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: "London, Barbara" <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: 18 February 2011 04:16:57 GMT
> To: Sarah Cook <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: RE: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] December/January theme on CRUMB:
> Nam June Paik
> Sarah, I would be interested in hearing something about Nam June
> Paik's dichotomies.
> Appropriation, also known as sampling or remix, flourished as a
> means of opposing the mainstream from the 1970s through the 1990s.
> We see appropriation in both visual art (for example, Barbara
> Kruger) and in music (hip hop, new wave, etc.) With Úlan, Nam June
> Paik used rapid-fire collage video editing techniques. He does this
> in Global Groove to take a political stance, and entertain, hook
> viewers in.
> Paik's other side reflected the calmness of a Korean or Japanese
> garden. He might doctor an old television set so that it would
> exhibit a single unchanging image, much like a musical composition
> consisting of a single note. These sculptures are reminiscent of
> Paik's early performances that entailed a long fussy preparatory
> and perambulatory phase followed by a one note sound (one stroke of
> a piano key).
> From: Curating digital art - www.crumbweb.org on behalf of Sarah Cook
> Sent: Thu 2/17/2011 2:00 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] December/January theme on CRUMB:
> Nam June Paik
> Hi CRUMB list
> just a quick reminder that the conference about Nam June Paik is
> tomorrow (Friday) at FACT in Liverpool and I am now your stand-in
> chair for the day. Please send your burning questions for the final
> panel discussion and I'll do my best to put them to the curators and
> theorists and historians present during the day, and I'll report back
> Best from Merseyside,