April is the Cruelest Month

Electromagnetic Memory

1999, 52 min, color, sound

With April is the Cruelest Month, Kubota continues her ongoing video diary project. Here she reflects on her relationship with her husband Nam June Paik. While the prior installment, Sexual Healing, focused on Paik's recovery from an illness, this chapter is a tender tribute. Kubota constructs a collage of historical documentation, including interviews, performances and installations with and by Paik, as well as footage of the couple in Miami Beach, where they spent their winter months.

Starring: Nam June Paik. Editor: Daniel Hartnett. This program has been funded in part by a grant from Rockefeller Foundation.


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