A Research Site Devoted to the Past and Future of Found Footage Film and Video

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“A lot of people who call themselves artists now are cultural critics who are using instruments other than just written language or spoken language to communicate their critical perspective.”
-Leslie Thornton

Monday, January 21, 2008

Nam June Paik

Much has been said of video artist Nam June Paik and I'm only beginning to look at his work so I'll spare you my incites till a later date. Paik experimented with found images constantly throughout his career opening up the realm of TV images, static and incidental images for found footage film and video. He died in 2006. Click here for another amazing clip.

Zen for Film was the cinematic equivalent of John Cage's (Paik's mentor) 4"33.

Charlotte Moorman on Paik

An instilation from 1995 of Paik's work

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