Virtually Wise

Nam June Paik



Documentation of Paik tribute to Howard Wise at the Whitney exhibition. Images of Howard "metamorphosing" throughout his life were shown in several of the monitors built into the piece. 24 video monitors; 2 antique radios; 6 antique television cabinets; antique brass telephone; speaker horn; 3 telephones; Howard Wise's personal items: Polaroid camera, Polaroid prints, rolodex, briefcase, wallet, papers (including several EAI catalogues), buttons, etc; chair and desk: sintra, plexiglass, aluminum, and plywood; 4 laser disc players; 4 laser discs; 82x66x66.