Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

  • Wrap Around the World
  • Film
  • 4/6/2008
  • 14:00-15:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies / This spectacular satellite link-up, coordinated by seminal video artist Nam June Paik, connected the United States, Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan and numerous other countries prior to the Seoul Olympics. David Bowie performs with La, La, La, Human Steps, and carries out a conversation via satellite with Japanese musician Ryuichi Sacamoto, who also performs. There are also appearances by Merce Cunningham, the Viennese Art Orchestra, a game of elephant soccer in Thailand and a car race in Ireland. The whole event is held together by Paik's video graphics, which include one of his stacked television sculptures (1988, 47 minutes, not rated)