The lower half of a woman’s body wearing a skirt, a garter belt, and high heels are drawn at the center of the background. To the right of the body reads, “Is it dawning outside of the east-facing window? The skylarks are twittering. What was left from yesterday…” To the left of the body reads, “was all given to a dog, and I am going to take a nap again.” Only the television placed between the two legs is depicted in color, and the screen shows a scene at daybreak. A postcard attached over it was produced by Nam June Paik to celebrate his 54th birthday. The postcard illustrates historical events that took place on July 20th, the same day as his birthday, in the context of world politics: Jacqueline Onassis’s birthday in 1928, the execution day of Claus von Stauffenberg, who attempted to assassinate Hitler in 1944, and the day when Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon in 1969. Under the years 0068 B.C. and 2168 A.D, written at the beginning and the end of the list, are math formulae made up of only question marks. The last formula is the official logo of Nam June Paik Art Center.
Nam June Paik
pencil on paper, postcard
Is it dawning outside of the east-facing window?