Nam June Paik and John Godfrey

Nam June Paik and John Godfrey

Global Groove, video, 1973, 28’30’’

“This is a glimpse of the video landscape of tomorrow, when you will be able to switch to any TV station on the earth, and TV Guide will be as fat as the Manhattan telephone book.” So begins Global Groove, a seminal work in the history of video art. This radical manifesto on global communications in a media-saturated world is rendered as an electronic collage, a sound and image pastiche that subverts the language of television. With surreal visual wit and an antic neo-Dada sensibility, Paik brings together cross-cultural elements, artworld figures and Pop iconography”.

“Text reprinted with permission by Electronic Arts Intermix.
From EAI Online Catalogue: http://www.eai.org

Courtesy of the artist and EAI

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