Monday, January 30, 2006

Thanks for Everything Mr. Paik

Nam June Paik passed away Sunday. He got so many things right that he is more to me than an artist whose work I know. His work moves me in the places where I laugh and experience awe -- which are not necessarily the same places, but not necessarily different, either. When I first saw "Zen for TV" in person I couldn't take my eyes off it. Why does his work hit me in the gut? I'm still meditating on the answer. I want to say so much but can't do it yet. All I can say is "thanks".

Paik's website
Father of Video Art Paik Nam-june Dies
J's Theater on Paik
Nam June Paik, US Video Artist
The Worlds of Nam June Paik
The Nam June Paik Museum

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