Nam June Paik Art Center Interviews TV Laboratory
Park Sang Ae
Helen Jungyeon Ku
Kathy Rae Huffman, Park Sang Ae, David Atwood, Fred Barzyk, Olivia Tappan, Russell Connor, Howard Weinberg
December 31, 2020.
Exploring Nam June Paik’s art and life from a more multilateral perspective, it is necessary to draw on not only written materials but on oral sources from those who engaged with Paik directly or indirectly. The interview series was hence initiated in 2008, and comprises interviews of figures related to Paik in different ways, such as artists, theorists, curators, friends, technicians and collectors. Aiming at offering oral history interviews in a written format, Nam June Paik Art Center publishes a monograph series, titled as Nam June Paik Art Center Interviews.
It has been published 6 monographs showing Paik’s life and art, and this issue comprises interviews on video art and public broadcasting in the US. Paik’s artistic trajectory collaborating public broadcasting stations is recorded via interviews with; Fred Barzyk, David Atwood, Olivia Tappan, who had worked as producers at WGBH and produced Paik’s selective single channel videos: the late Russell Connor, who was a museum broadcast celebrity: and Howard Weinberg, who worked as a producer in New York and also produced documentary on Paik and Charlotte Moorman. Also the monograph includes an essay and a chronology showing the relations between video art and the public broadcasting.
Video Visionary Missionary – Park Sang Ae
Video Art: What’s TV Got To Do With It? – Kathy Rae Huffman
Interview I – David Atwood, Fred Barzyk, Olivia Tappan (WGBH)
Interview II – Russell Connor
Interview III – Howard Weinberg
Chronology: Video Art and Public Broadcasting