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Global Groove

1973
(Korean, 1932–2006)
© Nam June Paik
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This video includes a performance by the American cellist Charlotte Moorman playing Nam June Paik's TV Cello (1971).

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This upbeat, experimental video opens with a couple dancing to Mitch Ryder’s “Devil with a Blue Dress On,” interspersed with scenes of a traditional Korean fan dance. While the abrupt switching between scenes and music creates an evocative “collage” of moving imagery, the fast, energetic pace creates a vision of a futuristic media landscape. Paik once described his works that manipulate TV monitors and distort their images—new materials and approaches at that time—“I use technology in order to hate it properly.”
Global Groove

Global Groove

1973

Nam June Paik

(Korean, 1932–2006)
Korea

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