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April 1, 2023

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Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV Poster

Members-Only Film Screening: Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 7 PM
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center {120 College Street}

Free Film Screening for Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center members
Limited Seating

“The George Washington of Video Art” … “Cultural Terrorist” … “Citizen Zero of the Electronic Superhighway”… But who really was Nam June Paik, pillar of the American avant-garde in the 20th century and arguably the most famous Korean artist in modern history? Director Amanda Kim tells, for the first time, the story of Paik’s meteoric rise in the New York art scene and his Nostradamus-like visions of a future in which “everybody will have his own TV channel.” Thanks to social media, Paik’s future is now our present, and NAM JUNE PAIK: MOON IS THE OLDEST TV shows us how we got here.

NAM JUNE PAIK: MOON IS THE OLDEST TV (Amanda Kim, 2023, 109 minutes, English, Color, Not Rated). A Dogwoof production. Presented by Greenwich Entertainment, in association with American Masters Pictures/PBS. Produced by Jennifer Stockman, David Koh, Amanda Kim, Amy Hobby, and Jesse Wann.

“A tantalizing portrait of a revolutionary Korean-born artist.” — Variety

“The digital artist was attuned to the rhythms of a changing world. A new documentary shows his struggles to navigate it.” — The New Yorker

“Essential viewing for anyone interested in the origins of video art, mass media and the internet.” — The Hollywood Reporter

Below is the trailer for Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV.
About the director:

Amanda Kim is a Tokyo-raised, Korean American director and producer. After graduating from Brown University with a degree in Comparative Literature, she worked many odd jobs in music,
fashion, and design, before landing a job at Vice Media. A former creative director at Vice Media, she led U.S. video direction for i-D, Creators, and Garage magazine. Kim also worked on Viceland, Vice’s TV channel, as a creative producer in an experimental incubator where she directed a nimble production crew to test out pilots and innovative content formats.

Stills courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment.
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