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Nam June Paik: Moon Is The Oldest TV (12)

Paik looks at two TV screens in a still from Nam June Paik

Tune into the mind of the renowned video artist Nam June Paik, years ahead in understanding of the power of technology: both good and bad. 

Often referred to as the "Godfather of Video Art", Nam June Paik was one of the founding fathers of avant-garde art in the 20th century and arguably the most famous Korean contemporary artist.

For the first time, debut filmmaker Amanda Kim profiles his art and life, telling 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”.

Featuring an extensive archive of performance footage, original interviews from Paik’s contemporaries and collaborators, and a voiceover narration of Nam June Paik’s writings read by Executive Producer Steven Yeun (Minari, Nope), Nam June Paik: Moon Is The Oldest TV is a timely meditation on the contradictory ways in which technology elicits both fascist tendencies and intercultural understanding.

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2023 dir Amanda Kim 109 min 

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