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George Lessard <media {AT} web.net>
     Paik, pioneer of video art, dead at 74
"kenjisiratori.com" <kenji {AT} kenjisiratori.com>
     Nam June Paik Dead: mourning poem

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Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 16:18:32 -0700
From: George Lessard <media {AT} web.net>
Subject: Paik, pioneer of video art, dead at 74

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Paik, pioneer of video art, dead at 74

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Nam June Paik, the Korean-born artist and composer regarded as the 
inventor of video art, died Sunday of natural causes at his Miami 
home. He was 74.

Paik is thought to have coined the terms "information superhighway" 
and "the future is now," as well as having global influence with his 
work.

Paik's art combined the use of music, video images and sculptures in 
a way that set the style for future video artists.

"Paik's work would have a profound and sustained impact on the media 
culture of the late 20th century; his remarkable career witnessed and 
influenced the redefinition of broadcast television and 
transformation of video into an artist's medium," John Hanhardt, 
media arts curator at New York's Guggenheim Museum of Art, said in a 
statement.

"Through a vast array of installations, videotapes, global television 
productions, films, and performances, Paik has reshaped our 
perceptions of the temporal image in contemporary art," Hanhardt 
added.

http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2006/01/30/paik-obit.html
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http://www.paikstudios.com/

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From: "kenjisiratori.com" <kenji {AT} kenjisiratori.com>
Subject: Nam June Paik Dead: mourning poem
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 11:00:27 +0900

Nam June Paik Dead: mourning poem
by Kenji Siratori

reptilian=HUB_modem that crashed to the brain universe of the hyperreal
HIV=scanner form murder game of the dogs of tera chemical=anthropoid=covered
cardiac mass of flesh-module to a hybrid corpse mechanism noise hunting for
the grotesque WEB terror fear=cytoplasm gene-dub of the drug fetus of the
trash sense to the acidHUMANIX infectious disease archive of the
biocapturism nerve cells nightmare-script {AT} clone boy=joints the
ultra=machinary tragedy-ROM creature system that was debugged to the feeling
replicant living body junk of her digital=vamp cold-blooded disease animals
technojunkies' guerrilla with the era respiration-byte





i pray happiness in the other world.

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