London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Film Premiere: Nam June Paik: Moon Is The Oldest TV + theatrical release

Have you been to the Hallyu exhibition at the V&A? Here’s a great way to get to know more about the artist behind the main exhibit in the third room:

Film Premiere: Nam June Paik: Moon Is The Oldest TV

Followed by Q&A with the filmmakers and V&A curator Rosalie Kim.
For details including screening times of the subsequent theatrical release visit the Dogwoof website
Date: Wednesday 10 May 2023, 6:30 - 9:30
Victoria + Albert Museum | Cromwell Road | London SW7 2RL | | [Map]

Tickets: £18.00 - £22.00 | Get tickets here
Includes wine reception
Nam June Paik holds a telephone receiver to his ear, his head inside an empty TV set

Director Amanda Kim tells, for the first time, the story of Paik’s meteoric rise in the New York art scene and his Nostradamus-like visions of a future in which “everybody will have his own TV channel.”

Thanks to social media, Paik’s future is now our present, and NAM JUNE PAIK: MOON IS THE OLDEST TV shows us how we got here.

Amanda Kim’s documentary charts Paik’s artistic evolution by tracing his formative education in Munich and his life-changing encounter with avant-garde musician John Cage, through his migration to New York City and collaboration with the seminal experimental Fluxus movement, into his revolutionary work with video art—including his radical public television broadcasts of “Global Groove” in 1973 and “Good Morning, Mr. Orwell” in 1984—and beyond into Paik’s lasting influence on the art world and his predictions of our technological future.

Featuring an extensive archive of performance footage, original interviews from Paik’s contemporaries and collaborators, and a voiceover narration of Nam June Paik’s writings read by Executive Producer Steven Yeun (MINARI NOPE), NAM JUNE PAIK: MOON IS THE OLDEST TV is a timely meditation on the contradictory ways in which technology elicits both fascist tendencies and intercultural understanding.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.