About the artist

    1932: Born in Seoul
    2006: Died in Miami, Florida

    Nam June Paik was a Korean American artist. He worked with a variety of media and is considered to be the first video artist.


    Paik is credited with an early usage (1974) of the term "electronic super highway" in application to telecommunications.


    Nam June Paik then began participating in the Neo-Dada art movement, known as Fluxus, which was inspired by the composer John Cage and his use of everyday sounds and noises in his music. He made his big debut at an exhibition known as Exposition of Music-Electronic Television, in which he scattered televisions everywhere and used magnets to alter or distort their images.


    In a 1960 piano performance in Cologne, he played Chopin, threw himself on the piano and rushed into the audience, attacking Cage and pianist David Tudor by cutting their clothes with scissors and dumping shampoo on their heads.


    Source: Nam June Paik Wikipedia

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