Butterfly

1986, 2:03 min, color, sound

The exuberant irreverence and wit of Butterfly characterizes Paik's stream-of-consciousness visual and conceptual techniques. In a vibrant image/music collage, he ironically juxtaposes high-cultural artifacts (the aria from Madame Butterfly), contemporary avant-garde icons (Laurie Anderson) and Eastern symbols (the butterfly), within a rapid-paced proliferation of vividly computerized visual effects. This abbreviated work is classic Paik.

 
 

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Ordering & Fees

  
Educational Rental
DVD NTSC
$75.00
 
Screening Rental
DVD NTSC
$100.00
 
Digital File
$120.00
 
BetaSP, DVcam, MiniDV NTSC
$125.00
 
BetaSP, DVcam, MiniDV PAL
$250.00
 
Exhibition Rental
DVD NTSC
$700.00
 
Digital File
$720.00
 
Educational Purchase
DVD NTSC
$300.00
 
Archival Purchase
BetaSP NTSC
$900.00
 
BetaSP PAL
$950.00
 
Digital Beta NTSC
$1,400.00
 
Digital Beta PAL
$1,500.00