Nam June Paik

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Public Access/Open Networks
Gallery at BRIC House 647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Opening Reception: March 22, 2017 | 7-9pm
March 23, 2017 - May 7, 2017

EAI is pleased to partner with BRIC on the exhibition Public Access/Open Networks, on view from March 23, 2017 through May 7, 2017. Curated by: Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator at BRIC, in collaboration with freelance curators Reya Sehgal and Lakshmi Padmanabhan

Public Access/Open Networks showcases both historic and contemporary art works inspired by and produced for Public Access television. The exhibition features over twenty artists and collectives that have worked in the Public Access arena, as well as contemporary artists experimenting with the democratic potential of new media platforms on the Internet. As part of the exhibition, BRIC’s own Public Access television channels will also air continuously in the gallery space, and a stage in the center of the gallery will act as a set for the production of new programming by BRIC’s community producers.

In conjunction with the exhibition, EAI and BRIC will co-present the symposium Utopian Potentials and Media(ted) Realities on April 22, 2017 from 12-4pm.
 
"Edited at EAI": 45th Anniversary Series

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd St. 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10011

April–September, 2016

April 27: "Edited at EAI": 1972-77
June 16: "Edited at EAI": Artist to Artist
June 22: "Edited at EAI": Videos by Tom Rubnitz
July 27: "Edited at EAI": Restless Generation
Aug 16: "Edited at EAI": Video Interference
Sept 22: "Edited at EAI": Dara Birnbaum

As part of EAI's ongoing 45th anniversary celebrations, we launched a series of screenings that highlight a less well-known but historically important and creatively fertile area of our programs: EAI's Editing Facility for artists. Established in 1972 with early 1/2" open reel editing equipment, EAI's facility was one of the first such post-production workspaces for artists in the U.S. Over five decades, an extraordinary group of artists has used EAI's facility to create some of the most significant works in media art's diverse histories. Many of these artists and works will be featured in screenings throughout our 45th anniversary year.

The first screening on April 27, "Edited at EAI": 1972-77 featured an eclectic selection of works from the 1970s, charted the alternative artistic, political, and cultural expressions of artists experimenting with emergent video editing technologies and strategies. The program included early works from the 1970s by Ant Farm, Juan Downey, Jean Dupuy, Shigeko Kubota, Mary Lucier, Raindance, Anthony Ramos, Ira Schneider, and Hannah Wilke, among others.

On June 16 Artist to Artist featured the rich collaborative process and the creative relationships between artists and the artists/editors with whom they worked, through the lens of EAI's editing facility. Video works by Cheryl Donegan, Ursula Hodel, Nam June Paik, Carolee Schneemann, and Michael Smith—all edited at EAI—were shown together with works by Robert Beck, Seth Price and Trevor Shimizu, three internationally recognized artists who spent formative years as EAI editors. Artists Robert Buck and Cheryl Donegan were in conversation following the screening.

On June 22 EAI celebrated the video work of Tom Rubnitz (1956-1992), whose deliriously camp genre parodies and music videos capture the anarchic spirit and talents of the 1980s East Village scene of Club 57 and the Pyramid Club. The rich body of work that Rubnitz edited at EAI includes TV spoofs, music videos, and the musical parody Psykho III The Musical (1985). Artist John Kelly participated in a conversation following the screening.

On July 27 Restless Generation focused on a group of conceptually driven performance videos by women artists who reenergized and redefined the genre in the 1990s, as seen through the lens of EAI's editing facility. These lo-fi performances staged for the camera­—by artists such as Vanessa Beecroft, Alix Lambert, Kirsten Mosher, Alix Pearlstein, and Beverly Semmes, among others—evoke the strategies of the first generation of artists working with video in the early 1970s, even as their bold stylizations, ironic sensibility, and explicit nods to consumer culture announced a fresh approach to representations of female identity and the body that spoke emphatically to its time.

On August 16 the series continued with an evening of activist video work from the late 1980s through the mid-1990s. Shot largely on low-end consumer equipment and edited, often off-hours, at EAI, these works use video as an activist tool, confronting urgent issues around the AIDS crisis, race, gender, and sexuality. Videos by ACT UP affinity groups DIVA TV (Damned Interfering Video Activist Television) and House of Color, as well as art collective X-PRZ, were screened along with work by artists Robert Beck and Tom Kalin. Although rooted in the specific political and cultural contexts of that moment, these powerful activist voices
 
CHARLOTTE MOORMAN: Rarely Seen Television and Video Performances
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:30pm

EAI is pleased to present an evening focused on groundbreaking performance artist Charlotte Moorman's rarely screened performances for and with television and video. Centered around her extraordinary 1973 televisual "realization" of John Cage's 26' 1.1499" For A String Player at the WNET/Thirteen TV Lab, with collaborators Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut, this program highlights how radically Moorman calibrated her performances for unconventional contexts, further disrupting traditional artistic hierarchies. Barbara Moore, independent scholar and close associate throughout Moorman's professional career, will be in conversation following the screening.

This program is organized in conjunction with the exhibition A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant Garde, 1960s-1980s, on view at NYU's Grey Art Gallery through December 10, 2016.
 
Artists' Video from EAI at the Sagamore Hotel in Miami
The Sagamore Hotel 1671 Collins Avenue
Miami, Florida

On view during Art Basel Miami Beach
December, 2015

The special selection of media artworks for the public spaces of the Sagamore Hotel was drawn from EAI's extensive archive. The media artworks on display in the hotel presented formal, conceptual, or perceptual transformations of natural landscapes and environments. In works that range from the playful to the socially resonant, the artists investigate diverse notions of landscape, from transmutations of nature, the body, and everyday objects to the "media landscape" of today's televisual and digital cultures. Moving between abstraction and representation, the organic and the electronic, these works—which span five decades—also explore the materiality and meanings of video and digital media.
 
SCREEN PLAY:
Moving Image Art
The Sagamore Hotel 1671 Collins Avenue
Miami, Florida

On view during Art Basel Miami Beach
December, 2014 - March, 2015

EAI and The Sagamore Hotel in Miami Beach presented Screen Play: Moving Image Art, a special exhibition of moving image artworks for the public spaces of the hotel during Art Basel Miami Beach. Screen Play, guest curated by Lori Zippay, EAI's Executive Director, brought together video, film, and digital artworks drawn from the EAI collection across six decades. These works highlighted the cross-disciplinary relation of the moving image to other artistic media and forms—performance, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture—while also exploring the distinctive vocabularies of video, film, and digital media. The public encountered artists' moving image works in multiple public spaces of the hotel, as well as a dedicated "EAI TV Channel" for the hotel guest rooms. Screen Play featured moving image works by artists including Michael Bell-Smith, Takeshi Murata, Leslie Thornton, Jacolby Satterwhite, Joan Jonas, Merce Cunningham, Alex Hubbard, Dara Birnbaum, Shana Moulton, Lawrence Weiner, Steina, and John Baldessari.
 
CIRCA 1971
Early Video & Film from the EAI Archive at Dia:Beacon
Dia:Beacon
Riggio Galleries 3 Beekman Street Beacon, NY 12508

September 17, 2011—December 31, 2012

ESSAY
CHECKLIST
EXHIBITION BROCHURE
INSTALLATION VIEWS
CONVERSATIONS AT DIA:BEACON: Nancy Holt, Joan Jonas, Anthony Ramos, and Paul Ryan with Lori Zippay
PRESS: New York Times, Frieze Magazine, Bullett
PHOTOS: Circa 1971 Gallery Talk with Lori Zippay, February 2012

Dia Art Foundation presented Circa 1971: Early Video & Film from the EAI Archive at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries. Circa 1971 brought together 20 moving image works from EAI's collection of over 3,500 media artworks. Celebrating EAI's 40th anniversary, the exhibition was organized by guest curator Lori Zippay, Executive Director of EAI.

Circa 1971 included pieces by Vito Acconci, Eleanor Antin, Ant Farm, John Baldessari, Lynda Benglis, Shirley Clarke, Dan Graham, Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, Joan Jonas, Gordon Matta-Clark, Nam June Paik, Raindance, Anthony Ramos, Carolee Schneemann, TVTV, Steina and Woody Vasulka, and others.

Taking the year of EAI's founding as its point of departure, the exhibition set in dialogue a series of diverse works created in and around 1971, which are linked by alternative artistic and activist impulses. Circa 1971 exposed the generative encounters among these artists and influences and initiates unexpected correspondences between seemingly disparate works.
 
SOUND STAGE @ EAI
Video Screening

part of
CHELSEA SOUND
A Not-For-Profit Festival of Artists in Sound
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 2 pm - 6pm

Sound Stage was a special Saturday afternoon screening program featuring artists' videos that are driven by music performance. Sound Stage was presented as part of Chelsea Sound: A Not-For-Profit Festival of Artists in Sound, organized jointly by Printed Matter Inc., Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, Electronic Arts Intermix and Family Business. Taking place in Chelsea's Gallery District on Saturday, October 27th, the collaboratively produced festival included a series of performances, sound installations, and video screenings throughout the day across four venues.

Featuring works from the last four decades by a diverse group of artists, Sound Stage presented a program of videos that foreground musical performance. The screening embraced artists' documentation of music performances, artists' performances that incorporate live music, and works created for the camera and screen in which musicians take center stage.
 
EAI IN TIMES SQUARE:
40 Years of Video Art
MTV 44½ Screen Times Square
Broadway between 44th and 45th Streets
New York, NY 10036

April 13 - 19, 2011
Noon - 4pm and 6pm - 11pm
at the top of every hour

Saturday, April 16 & Sunday, April 17
Full program also plays at noon

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special project for Times Square. In partnership with the Times Square Alliance and MTV, EAI brought artists' visions to the MTV 44½ LED Screen. Marking EAI's 40 years of support for moving image art, EAI in Times Square celebrated video art's rich history of creative intervention in one of the world's most dynamic media landscapes.

From April 13 to 19, EAI highlighted the remarkable creative media interventions of artists on a spectacular scale. Works by Vito Acconci, Dan Asher, Phyllis Baldino, Dara Birnbaum, Gary Hill, Shigeko Kubota, Takeshi Murata, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, Stuart Sherman and William Wegman were seen daily on MTV 44½'s large-format LED screen.
 
SHORT SHORTS
EAI Summer Screening
EAI 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 6:30 pm

EAI celebrated the art of short-form video and film with a summer screening of works that clock in at two minutes or less. Between Yoko Ono's fifteen second Eye Blink (1966) and Leslie Thornton's two minute Let Me Count the Ways: Minus 6 (2006), the forty-five works in this forty-five minute screening demonstrated why a concise statement is so powerful. Ranging from analog video abstraction to quick visual comedy, conceptual exercises to formal experiments with duration, commissioned public service announcements to critiques of the quintessential short-form structure, the TV commercial, the works in this screening demonstrated the enormous possibilities that artists have found in less than one hundred and twenty seconds.

The screening included works by Dan Asher, Beth B, Phyllis Baldino, Michael Bell-Smith, Dara Birnbaum, Cheryl Donegan, VALIE EXPORT, Forcefield, Matthew Geller, Gran Fury, Gary Hill, Ken Jacobs, Tom Kalin, Kalup Linzy, George Maciunas, Charlotte Moorman, Shana Moulton, Yoko Ono, Dennis Oppenheim, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, Paul Sharits, Stuart Sherman, Shelly Silver, Michael Smith, Leslie Thornton, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Lawrence Weiner and Bruce and Norman Yonemoto.
 
45 YEARS OF PERFORMANCE VIDEO FROM EAI
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

November 1, 2009 - April 26, 2010
Thursday - Monday, noon - 6 pm

EAI presented 45 Years of Performance Video from EAI, a survey of four decades of artists' engagement with video and performance. This project is presented in conjunction with 100 Years, an exhibition on the history of performance art organized by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and Performa 09.
 
CHARLOTTE MOORMAN
Performance Documents
EAI Video Project Space
X Initiative 548 West 22nd Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10011

August 25-28, 2009

Famously described by composer Edgar Varese as "the Jeanne d'Arc of new music," Charlotte Moorman was a central figure of the New York avant garde of the 1960s and '70s. As a performer, she was a longtime collaborator of Nam June Paik, who created many of his best-known pieces for her, including TV Bra for Living Sculpture (1969) and TV Cello (1971). At X, EAI presents videos by Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut that capture Moorman's unique performances. Included in the program are Yalkut's realization of Moorman and Paik's extraordinary performance of John Cage's composition 26'1.1499" For String Player, documentation of Moorman's first performance on Paik's TV Cello in 1971, and rare performance documentation from Paik's archive of Moorman playing the TV Cello while lying on Paik's TV Bed and early performances in Germany and New York from the 1960s.
 
MERCE CUNNINGHAM
Video Tribute
EAI Video Project Space
X Initiative 548 West 22nd Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10011

August 18-21, 2009

Merce by Merce by Paik is a two-part tribute to visionary choreographer Merce Cunningham. Blue Studio: Five Segments is a stunning work of videodance by Cunningham and his then filmmaker-in-residence, artist Charles Atlas, one of the premier interpreters of dance, theater and performance on video. In Merce and Marcel, Nam June Paik and Shigeko Kubota create a densely textured, transcultural collage that pays tribute to the eponymous artists. In a witty temporal layering that Paik terms a "dance of time," rare interviews with Cunningham and Marcel Duchamp by Russell Connor are intercut and superimposed.
 
OUT OF PRINT
EAI Video Program at the NY Art Book Fair
The NY Art Book Fair
Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15th Street at 10th Avenue, 3rd Floor
(between 9th & 10th Avenues)
New York City

Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26, 2008

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is pleased to participate in The 2008 New York Art Book Fair. EAI will present a special program of videos that considers issues of access, circulation and obsolescence. The program explores "out of print" art and media, in the form of limited edition videos, site-specific installations, Internet searches, one-off broadcasts, and ephemeral actions and performances that exist only as documents or artifacts.
 
EAI & Y-3 PRESENT ART IN MOTION
Public Video Art Screenings in Miami's Design District
Y-3 Miami 150 NE 40th Street, Design District, Miami, Florida

December 5 - 8, 2007. Closing Reception: Saturday, December 8, 8 - 10 pm

EAI partnered with Y-3 to present a program of video works from the EAI collection on the exterior of Y-3's newly opened location in Miami's Design District. Inside the Y-3 store, in its second level event space, an indoor video program featuring the influential and provocative video works of Dara Birnbaum was on view.
 
PERFORMANCE ON DEMAND
EAI Viewing Room at EFA Gallery
EFA Gallery 323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor, New York City

November 2 - November 17, 2007

During the PERFORMA07 performance biennial, EFA Gallery was transformed into a video lounge to host Electronic Arts Intermix's Viewing Room, a program that provides free public access to one of the foremost collections of video art in the world. Visitors to EFA Gallery were able to choose from a curated selection of major performance-based video works by over 30 artists from the EAI Collection. Viewers were able to watch these seminal performances and contemporary classics at their own pace in a comfortable viewing environment. During the opening reception on Friday, November 2nd, programs featuring selected works were installed throughout the gallery.
 
MAGNETIC MEMORY:
A Day-Long Video Tribute to Nam June Paik
EAI 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor, New York City

Saturday, February 25, 2006, 10 am-10 pm

EAI celebrated the videotapes of visionary artist Nam June Paik, who passed away in January 2006, with a day-long screening. Over the course of twelve hours, EAI screened more than 40 of Paik's extraordinary video works, which date from 1965 to 2000.
 
TUNE(IN))) SANTA FE
Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) 1600 Saint Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, NM

July 17, 2004, 1 - 5 pm

The third in free103point9's Tune(In))) series, Tune(In))) Santa Fe featured sound and video artists transmitting works directly into four separate FM frequencies. This sound installation/event was designed for a virtually silent environment in which listeners heard live performances through individual radio headsets. Video Tune(In))), presented in collaboration with EAI, featured a selection of single-channel video works that addressed transmission themes. The program included works by Klaus vom Bruch, Gary Hill, Kristin Lucas, Nam June Paik, Steina and Woody Vasulka, and Jud Yalkut.
 
TUNE(IN))) THE KITCHEN
The Kitchen 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

April 22, 2004, 7 - 11 pm

Co-presented by The Kitchen and transmission arts organization free103point9, in collaboration with Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), Tune(In))) The Kitchen featured a silent environment in which listeners heard live performances through radio headphones. The event included over forty artists and was a part of the city-wide festival, New Sound, New York. The video program, Video Tune(In))), selected from the EAI Collection, contained works by Klaus vom Bruch, Gary Hill, Kristin Lucas, Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut, and Steina and Woody Vasulka.
 
THE MUSE: SPECIAL VIDEO SCREENING
EAI 535 West 22nd Street, Fifth fl., New York, N

February 3, 2004, 6:00 pm

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) presented a selection of early works from the EAI collection that feature some of contemporary art's most legendary artist/muse collaborations Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik, William Wegman and Man Ray, and Andy Warhol and the Superstars. The screening was preceded by a special evening viewing of the group exhibition The Muse at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, which also explored the role of the muse in contemporary art.
 
TUNE(IN)))
NY Center for Media Arts 45-12 Davis Street, Long Island City, NY

March 1, 2003 8 pm-2 am

Video Tune(In))) was presented by EAI on the occasion of free103point9's Tune(In))) which featured audio from over 60 artists routed into six transmitters. Attendees accessed the performances with radio headphones included with admission. Video Tune(In))) included works by Klaus vom Bruch, Gary Hill, Kristin Lucas, Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut, and Steina and Woody Vasulka.
 
THE MEMORY OF TEMPTATIONS
ediciónmadrid Madrid, Spain

October 23-27, 2002

On the occasion of ediciónmadrid, EAI was pleased to present a selection of titles from the late 1960s and the 1970s. These early works represent the diverse art-making strategies of the time including body-based performance tapes, conceptual exercises, the video journal, and early image processing. Presented in three programs, works by Bruce Nauman, Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, Shigeko Kubota, John Baldessari, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Nam June Paik will be featured.
 
INTERACTIONS
NY Center for Media Arts and EAI present 535 W 22nd Street, New York City

October 4 - November 3, 2002

This exhibition, which included works from 1969 to 2001, paired artists in three programs that explore improvisation and process, the interaction of technology and gesture, and visions of the virtual self. The programs included works by Peggy Ahwesh and Kristin Lucas; Nam June Paik and Steina; and John Cage and Bruce Nauman.
 
DOWNTOWN NEW YORK, CIRCA 1970
EAI 535 W. 22nd Street, New York

Saturday, September 14th, 2002 12 - 6 pm

EAI presented a one-day exhibition of works from its major collection of video by artists. This program focused on the unique cultural and physical landscape of downtown New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s. From candid chronicles of the downtown art and performance scenes to haunting studies of the Lower Manhattan cityscape, the program included works by Gordon Matta-Clark, Michel Auder, Joan Jonas, Shirley Clarke, and Nam June Paik.
 
FIRST DECADE: VIDEO FROM THE EAI ARCHIVES
Museum of Modern Art New York City

February 26 - April 30, 2002

As the keystone of EAI's 30th anniversary events, Museum of Modern Art presented First Decade: Video from the EAI Archives, a major retrospective that looked at the early days of video through EAI's historical collection. Featuring 60 works, the twelve-part program explored themes and issues ranging from performance and the body; narrative; cultural essays; activism, and poetics.
 
VIDEO COMMUNE: THE VIDEO COLLABORATIONS OF NAM JUNE PAIK
EAI videocommune.eai.org

February 2000

In conjunction with the major retrospective exhibition The Worlds of Nam June Paik at the Guggenheim Museum, EAI and the Guggenheim created a special project for the Web, which re-framed material from the EAI Online Catalogue to contextualize the artist in relation to his collaborators.
 
MEDIATED PRESENCE: THREE DECADES OF VIDEO FROM EAI
The Rooftop Urban Park Project Video Salon Dia Center for the Arts

October 16, 1997 - February 1, 1998

Mediated Presence: Three Decades of Artists' Video from Electronic Arts Intermix is a three-part survey, spanning the years 1967 to 1997, that explores the rich and diverse modes by which artists use video to investigate self. Tracing how artists have articulated a mediated relationship with the viewer and technology, this program re-visits notions of performance and gesture within the framework of three decades of artists' video, and provides a historical context for recent works.