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International Symposium ‘Gift of Nam June Paik 8’ Reanimating NJP: Nam June Paik’s Interfaces

Period
2016.09.09(Fri) 11:00 ~ 18:00
Venue
Auditorium of Gyeonggi Provincial Museum
Organized and Hosted by Nam June Paik Art Center, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation

The Symposium ‘Gift of Nam June Paik 8’ Reanimating NJP: Nam June Paik’s Interfaces will be held in the auditorium of Gyeonggi Provincial Museum on Friday 9 September, 2016. In a short essay written in 1972 and 1973, Nam June Paik summarized a key underlying idea of his cross-disciplinary, intermedia projects as follows: “Research into the boundary regions between various fields, and complex problems of interfacing these different media and elements, such as music and visual art, hardware and software, electronics and humanities in the classical sense . . . this had been my major task since 1958.”
This symposium will illuminate a range of possible ‘interfaces’ implied in Paik’s works and writings, while also seeking possible connections between the ‘interfaces’ and the historical and contemporary trajectories of the media art and culture. Presenters will shed new light on Paik’s works and their underlying thoughts either in terms of rewriting the varying yet interrelated histories of the expansion of the moving image in the 1960s and 70s, or in terms of articulating his influences on the aesthetics and politics of contemporary digital art and culture, which include the shifting ideas of information, archiving, transmission, and media. These two lines of investigation ultimately aim to reanimate Paik, giving his works and ideas new images and movements of thought (Gilles Deleuze). We would like you to take part in this symposium with much interest.
Reservation
Reservation
* NJPAC complimentary exhibition tickets will be offered to those who reserve the event.
Shuttle Bus Reservation
Reservation
– 9:15 am / 12:45 pm (2 times) Hapjung Subway Station Exit #2
– 9:55 am / 1:15 pm (2 times) Sadang Subway Station Exit #1 (In front of public parking lot)
* On time departure
Program
10:30~11:00
Registration

11:00~11:30
Opening Address: Jinsuk Suh (Director, Nam June Paik Art Center)
Introduction: Jihoon Kim (Symposium Organizer & Assistant Professor, Chung-ang University)

Session I
Moderator: Kyunghwa Ahn (Chief Curator, Nam June Paik Art Center)

11:30~12:00
Uncanny Toys and Philosophical Toys: Animation and Animism in Nam June Paik’s Early Sculpture
Andrew V. Uroskie (Associate Professor, Stony Brook University, New York)

12:00~12:30
Global Groove: Nam June Paik’s Electronic Fluxus Object
Im Sue Lee (Visiting Professor, Korean National University of Arts)

12:30~13:00
Nam June Paik’s “Sloppy Machine”: The Development of the Paik-Abe Video Synthesizer
Chris Meigh-Andrews (Emeritus Professor, University of Central Lancashire)

13:00~14:30
Lunch Break

Session II
Moderator: Yeon Shim Chung (Associate Professor, Hongik University)

14:30~15:00
Precious Error: Nam June Paik’s Computational Imaginary
Zabet Patterson (Associate Professor, Stony Brook University, New York)

15:00~15:30
Electric Now Indigo Blue: Synthetic Color and Video Synthesis, circa 1969
Carolyn L. Kane (Assistant Professor, Ryerson University)

15:30~16:00
Electronic Superhighway: Nam June Paik and the Infrastructure of Circulation
Maeve Connolly (Lecturer, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology)

16:00~16:30
Mediating States of Media: Nam June Paik’s Art of (Im)Mediation
Yung Bin Kwak (Researcher, Sungkyunkwan University)

16:30~16:50
Coffee Break

16:50~17:50
Roundtable and Floor Discussion
Jihoon Kim, Hee-Young Kim (Associate Professor, Kookmin University) Gyung Eun Oh (Visiting Prefessor, Ewha Womans University), All Speakers

17:50 – 18:00
Closing Remark
Speakers
Andrew V. Uroskie is Associate Professor of Modern Art and Media at New York’s Stony Brook University, where he directs the MA/PhD Program in Art History & Criticism. His work broadly concerns the impact of durational media in reframing traditional models of aesthetic production, exhibition, spectatorship, and objecthood. Essays on experimental film, video, sound, performance and installation have been published in numerous journals (including October, Grey Room, and Journal of Visual Culture) and anthologies worldwide, and have been translated into five languages. His monographic study, Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2014

01. 앤드류 V. 유로스키
Andrew V. Uroskie
Im Sue Lee is Visiting Professor in the Department of Art Theory at Korea National University of Arts. She received her PhD from University of Florida. She specializes in modern and contemporary art, with a focus on artistic practices in the expanded context after 1960, including installation, performance, video, interdisciplinary practices, and socially engaged art.

02. 이임수
Im Sue Lee
Chris Meigh-Andrews is an artist, writer and curator who has been making and exhibiting video and moving image installations internationally since the mid 1970’s. His site-specific and commissioned installations often incorporate renewable energy systems and establish direct relationships with the natural and constructed environment.

He has written extensively on the history and context of artists’ video. “A History of Video Art” (Berg, 2006, Oxford, Bloomsbury, London, 2013 & Sangensha, Tokyo, 2013) provides an overview of the development of artists’ video since its inception. Meigh-Andrews is Emeritus Professor of Electronic & Digital Art, University of Central Lancashire and Visiting Professor, Centre for Moving Image Research, University of the West of England.

03. 크리스 메이-앤드루스
Chris Meigh-Andrews
Zabet Patterson Associate Professor, Art History & Criticism at New York’s Stony Brook University, specializes in the intersection of contemporary art and computational media in the postwar period. Her book, Peripheral Vision: Bell Labs, the S-C 4020, and the Origins of Computer Art, was published by MIT Press in 2015. It received the Anne Friedberg Award for Innovative Scholarship from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Her work has been published in journals including Grey Room, Animation and Media-N, and in a number of anthologies. She was awarded the Warhol Foundation / Arts Writers Grant in support of her forthcoming book, Metamorphose Yourselves: USCO, Techno-Utopia and Technocracy..

04. 자벳 패터슨
Zabet Patterson
Carolyn L. Kane is the author of Chromatic Algorithms: Synthetic Color, Computer Art, and Aesthetics after Code (University of Chicago Press, 2014), an award-winning book analyzing the role of electronic color in the development of media aesthetics 1960. After completing her Ph.D. at New York University and a Postdoc in Aesthetics at Brown University, she joined the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. Her forthcoming book, Beautific Failure: High Tech Trash from Eco-Art to Chroma Glitch, analyzes artistic uses of glitch and failure in twentieth century art.

05.캐롤린 L. 케인
Carolyn L. Kane
Maeve Connolly is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Film, Art & Creative Technologies, Dublin, Ireland, where she co-directs the MA in Art & Research Collaboration. She is the author of TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television (Intellect, 2014), a study of television as cultural form, object of critique and site of artistic intervention, and The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen (Intellect, 2009), on the cinematic turn in contemporary art. She is also a contributor to several edited collections, including Exhibiting the Moving Image: History Revisited (JRP Ringier, 2015) and The International Handbooks of Museum Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015).

06. 매브 코놀리
Maeve Connolly
Yung Bin Kwak is an art critic, with PhD in Film Studies from the University of Iowa and a Researcher at Institute for Comparative Culture, Sungkyunkwan University. Winner of the 1st SeMA- Hana Art Criticism Award- the 1st major public art criticism award competition established in 2015 by Seoul Museum of Art in Korea, he specializes in the intersections of contemporary art, cinema, and (digital) media aesthetics, with articles on 3D cinema in the ‘Post-Theater’ phase, abyssal ontology of animation, and mutations of audiovisual image in the age of ‘content (industry).’ With Tamás Waliczky, and Li Juchuan, he will serve as a juror at 2016 EXiS (Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul).

07. 곽영빈
Yung Bin Kwak
Enquiry: +82 (0)31 201 8551 sj@njpartcenter.kr
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