Directed by: Amanda Kim, USA, 1h 47min Certificate: 12
Fri 2 June // 18:15
Tickets: £5 (full)
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.
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”. Thanks to social media, Paik’s future is now our present.
Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV is a lively and illuminating portrait of the artist, and also a timely meditation on the contradictory ways in which technology elicits both fascist tendencies and intercultural understanding.
Doors open at 5.45pm and film starts at 6.15pm