This work is composed of diverse squares and rectangles; two smaller rectangles seem to represent television sets, while the other two appear to portray houses. A TV set is located inside the house on the right, whereas the TV set on the left is located outside, surrounded by dotted lines. Recalling Paik’s rendition of communication connected by a broadcast network by employing dotted lines, this design-like drawing may embody the television not as a passive and enclosed media but as a two-way media open to the world.
Nam June Paik
oil stick on paper