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Video clip of 9/23

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2 videoreels of 2 (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
2 videocassettes of 2 (Betacam SP) (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
2 videocassettes of 2 (D3) (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
2 videocassettes of 2 (VHS) (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

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Paik, Nam June

This was an early experiment by Nam June Paik, while a Rockefeller Artist-in-Residence at WGBH, using the Paik-Abe videosynthesizer. It was never broadcast in its entirety, although segments of it were used in later Paik works, most notably "Video Commune." Additionally, footage may have been used in Paik's "Suite 212" and his work at the Museum of Modern Art (New York) Machine Age show. Some of "9/23" was broadcast as part of a live taping of an episode of the WGBH program "Mixed Bag." This episode of "Mixed Bag" was taped at Brandeis University, in conjunction with an exhibit in the Rose Art Gallery there, entitled Vision and Television. Although no credit information is provided with the work, WGBH personnel involved in its creation included Olivia Tappan, Fred Barzyk, and David Atwood.

Includes the original 2" masters, Betacam SP and D3 preservation masters, and VHS screening copies.

This piece is named after the day it was videotaped, 9/23/69. It showcases the effects of the Paik-Abe videosynthesizer and manipulates "live" footage taped off a television monitor, prerecorded footage, and images staged in the studio. These include images of well-known figures, the faces of Fred Barzyk and Olivia Tappan, and lit candles.

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See Also:
Video Commune

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