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Paik, Nam June: TV Cello: a Finnish Dream
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Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Mykkänen, Pirje
Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Mykkänen, Pirje
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TV Cello: a Finnish Dream

This cello made of colour TV monitors was created specifically for Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki in 1991. It is a new version of Paik’s earlier black-and-white TV piece. The three monitors in the cello show a flow of images manipulated in different ways. Paik collaborated on the cello with cellist and performance artist Charlotte Moorman. ; ; Paik is considered to be the father of video art. Television was for him both an art object and a medium of expression, offering him, as well as many other early media artists, a tool with which to comment critically on the way information is conveyed by the mass media.


depth 153,00 cm
height 180,00 cm
width 91,00 cm
osto 1991-1-9, N-1991-24:A-D