9/23/69 @ Nam June Paik. 1969

Publié le par Olivier Lussac

9/23/69: Experiment with David Atwood
by Nam June Paik. In collaboration with David Atwood, Fred Barzyk, and Olivia Tappan.
1969, 80 min, color, sound
9/23/69 is a newly restored treasure. This early masterwork of electronic experimentation was created by Paik while he was Artist-in-Residence at WGBH in Boston. The title refers to the day it was made -- September 23, 1969. Paik uses the Paik/Abe Synthesizer to create a stunning visual collage that fuses spontaneous, free-form experimentation with virtuosity and control. Paik manipulates and merges pure electronic abstractions, footage captured "live" from television, prerecorded material, and images recorded in the studio, including the faces of WGBH producers Fred Barzyk and Olivia Tappan. Exploring the interactivity of video and audio synthesizers, Paik processes these images with live and prerecorded sounds.
9/23/69 allows the viewer the rare pleasure of observing Paik in the process of inventing his unique visual vocabulary. This previously unreleased work reveals insights into the development of Paik's electronic imagery, and, as the title suggests, captures the immediacy of the place and the moment.
Although 9/23/69 was never broadcast in its entirety, segments were incorporated into other Paik works, including Video Commune.

Publié dans Art vidéo - cinéma

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