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Nam June Paik

Robot (Radio Man)

2 radio cabinets, 3 radios, 2 plasma monitors with DVD players, African wooden mask, felt hat, acrylic, 2 DVDs
1987
194 x 75 x 55 cm / 76 3/8 x 29 1/2 x 21 5/8 in.
signed and dated

''Paik's use of technology as a creative medium maintains a celebratory but experimental character throughout his whole artistic career, whilst never losing a certain impression of 'wonder', childlike innocence and curiosity. This was an art meta technology which explored the systems of registration of the user in the device, and examined how such registration began to be organised historically. By visualising the structure of the materials used and changing their function, Paik contradicted the fetishising of art and technology in bourgeois society, and utilised them as a medium for cultural and philosophical reflections and for a transformation of their own essence.'' (Sook-Kyung Lee, Videa 'n' Videology, Offene Kommunikation, in: Susanne Rennert et.al. (ed.), Nam Jun Paik, exhib.cat. Museum Kunst Palast Düsseldorf 2010 et.al. Ostfildern 2010, p. 34)

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