March 14, 2012


"Suite 212 is the personal New York sketchbook of pioneer video artist, Nam June Paik. Each work is an electronic collage of his impressions of some aspect of the city, observed with a vision that is international, individual and generally indescribable."

Sublime snapshots of the now-extinct 1970's Washington Square 'University' characters, the Lower East Side art scene, Allen Ginsberg and even Paik's own distortion techniques and influences. Edited as a series of short segments designed for WNET's late-night television schedule. The first segment is a bit dry but keep the faith and your brain will be bent, saturated and fragmented like the CRT's this modern day Prometheus manipulates.

Nam June Paik

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