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Nam June Paik on the Beatles

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WGBH Educational Foundation

Paik, Nam June

1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 5 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.

This work was created from existing works for the "Artists on Artists" project and was broadcast as part of "Artist's Showcase."

A single 3/4" screening copy of this work exists. It has also been mastered and preserved on "Artists on Artists" compilation tapes.

In "Nam June Paik on the Beatles" the epic four-hour-long "Video Commune" is condensed into a five-minute segment. Footage from this work is integrated with footage from other Nam June Paik works appearing in "Medium Is the Medium" and "Video Variations." Highlights include a topless dancer and a burning toy piano.

Short excerpts from multiple Beatles songs accompany the work.


Beatles, The Genre:
Image-processed works

See Also:
Video Commune
Video Variations
Medium is the Medium

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