A Tale of Two Cities

1992, 1 min, color, sound

Television on speed, Paik and Garrin's A Tale of Two Cities is a potpourri of pop personalities, avant-garde antics and international cultural kitsch, where past, present and future collide in the kaleidoscopic, hyper-kinetic, televisually "now."

Produced by the American Center, Paris, in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Public Art Fund. Featuring: Laurie Anderson, Joseph Beuys, Yves Montand, Charlotte Moorman, Sapho. Producer/Director: Nam June Paik, Paul Garrin. Post Production Facility: Caesar Video Graphics, Inc. In-House Producer: Robert Buganza. Editor: Don Kleszy. Producer: Robert Beck.


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1992, 24 min, color, sound