Video Tape Study No. 3

Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut
1967-69, 1992, 4:01 min, b&w, sound, 16 mm film on video

Part of a collection of restored early works by Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut, this piece is historically significant as well as remarkably prescient. Video Tape Study No.3 is a direct media intervention, in which Paik distorts and manipulates footage from news conferences by U.S. President Lyndon Johnson and New York Mayor Lindsey. In a witty performative gesture, Paik briefly asserts his presence by waggling his finger at the screen.

Sound: David Behrman, Ken Werner.

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1966-72, 1992, 34:50 min, b&w and color, sound