Nam June Paik: Exposition Of Music. Electronic Television: Revisited (2009)

8 September 2016, dusan

“In 1963, Nam June Paik created a new genre of exhibition with his first solo show, The Exposition of Electronic Music-Electronic Television at Galerie Parnass in Wuppertal, West Germany. Fresh from his studies with John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen, and already a Fluxus veteran, Paik created a disorienting environment that foreshadowed much of what was to come in the 1960s: visitors, greeted at the entrance by a freshly slaughtered ox head, were not only confronted with the newness of the electronic image in Paik’s TV monitors, but also found themselves integrated into a Dadaistic installation that included prepared pianos, mechanical sound objects, record players and audio tape installations. Exposition reconstructs this landmark show.”

Texts by Nam June Paik, Susanne Neuburger, Manuela Ammer, Tomas Schmit, and interviews by Justin Hoffmann/Nam June Paik, Susanne Neuburger/Manfred Montwé (artistic collaborator during the Exposition of Music), and Susanne Rennert/Tomas Schmit (artistic collaborator during the Exposition of Music).

Edited by Susanne Neuburger
Foreword by Edelbert Koeb
Publisher Walther König, Cologne
ISBN 9783865606198, 3865606199
244 pages


PDF (English section only, 20 MB)

TV ARTS TV: The Television Shot by Artists (2010)

5 March 2016, dusan

Catalogue of the exhibition held at Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Oct. 15-Dec. 5, 2010.

TV Arts TV explores the relationship between art and television, from the 1960s to the present, and how artists from around the world have approached this powerful medium, how they have aspired to transform it, and how they have imagined other uses for it. The exhibition brings together pieces (single-channel videos and installations), experiences (direct accounts by the people involved) and reflections (documents, texts, projects) representing and explaining utopias and dystopias, the fascinating and aggressive sides to the mythical TV set.”

With texts by Valentina Valentini, Jean-Paul Fargier, Barbara London, Gaia Casagrande, Barbara Goretti, Iván Marino, Antoni Mercader, Giulia Palladini, Marco Senaldi, Vito Acconci, Judith Barry, Gary Hill, Dan Graham, Antoni Muntadas, and Nam June Paik.

Edited by Valentina Valentini
Publisher La Fábrica, Madrid, and Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, 2010
ISBN 8492841605, 9788492841608
160 pages
via Valentina Valentini


PDF (34 MB)

Journal of Visual Culture 13(1): Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man @ 50 (2014)

13 November 2014, dusan

A collection of thirty commissioned 1,000-word essays marking the semicentennial of McLuhan’s Understanding Media, written by Charles R Acland, John Armitage, Ryan Bishop, Jay David Bolter, Antonio A Casilli, Suzanne de Castell, Richard Cavell, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Edward Comor, Wolfgang Ernst, Gary Genosko, W Terrence Gordon, Paolo Granata, Richard Grusin, Erkki Huhtamo, Derrick de Kerckhove, Peter Krapp, Elena Lamberti, Paul Levinson, Henry Lowood, Peter Lunenfeld, Lev Manovich, Janine Marchessault, Shannon Mattern, WJT Mitchell, Jussi Parikka, Jeffrey T Schnapp, Marc Steinberg, Jonathan Sterne, William Uricchio, and Brent Strang.

Edited by Raiford Guins
Publisher Sage, April 2014
ISSN 1470-4129
114 pages



Echte Wagner Margarine, Album 3, Serie 12-13: Zukunftsfantasien (c1930)

7 September 2014, dusan

This image comes from a set of collectible cards issued by the margarine factory Wagner & Co. in the northern German town of Elmshorn, circa 1930. The album is arranged in 36 series of 6 cards each; two of them (12-13) are titled “Zukunftsfantasien” [Fantasies about the Future]. The author of the cards is unknown.

The caption under the image reads: „Drahtloses Privattelefon und Fernseher. Jeder hat nun sein eigenes Sende- und Empfangsgerät und kann sich auf einer bestimmten Welle mit Bekannten und Verwandten unterhalten. Aber auch die Fernseh-Technik hat sich so vervollkommnet, daß man dem Freunde gleichzeitig ins Angesicht schauen kann. Sende- und Empfangsgerät sind nicht mehr an den Ort gebunden, sondern werden in einem Kasten von der Größe eines Photoapparates immer mitgeführt.“

Publisher Heinz Wagner / Holsteinsche Pflanzenbutterfabriken Wagner & Co., Elmshorn in Holstein, c1930
1 of 18 nonpaginated cardboard sheets

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Annie van den Oever (ed.): Technē/Technology: Researching Cinema and Media Technologies (2014)

25 July 2014, dusan

“This fourth title in the series The Key Debates sets out where the term technē comes from, how it unleashed a revolution in thought and how the concept in the midst of the current digital revolution, once again, is influencing the study of film. In addition, the authors – among them André Gaudreault, Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Martin Lefebvre, Dominique Chateau, Nanna Verhoeff, Andreas Fickers and Ian Christie – investigate how technologies have affected the major debates about film, how they affected film theory and some of its key concepts. This is one of the rare books to assess the comprehensive history of the philosophies of technology and their impact on film and media theory in greater detail.”

Publisher Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 2014
The Key Debates: Mutations and Appropriations in European Film Studies series
Creative Commons BY NC ND License 3.0
ISBN 9089645713, 9789089645715
413 pages



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