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9/23/69: Experiment with David Atwood

1969 Nam June Paik Born: Seoul, Korea 1932 Died: Miami Beach, Florida 2006 single-channel video, color, sound; 80:00 minutes Smithsonian American Art Museum Smithsonian American Art Museum, Nam June Paik Archive; Gift of the Artist's Estate © Nam June Paik Estate NJP.1.VID.1 Not currently on view

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9/23/69: Experiment with David Atwood was created while Nam June Paik was artist-in-residence at WGBH, a public-television station in Boston. The title refers to the date Paik orchestrated this spontaneous performance in which he composed a myriad of televisual and musical scores into a stunning electronic display. The production was broadcast live as Paik collaborated with engineers, musicians, video technicians, and fellow artists to mix television signals with sound, fusing electronic abstractions of moving color and imagery that had never before been seen or experienced in the medium of television.

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