Nam June Paik: Moon Is The Oldest TV

Emmedia Presents: Nam June Paik: Moon Is The Oldest TV


Where: Globe Cinema, 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary AB, T2P 1H1

When: Sunday, June 18, 2023, Doors open @ 7:30PM

Tickets: $15 per person, buy them here.


EMMEDIA is proud to present: Nam Jun Paik: Moon Is The Oldest TV, in it's first ever Alberta screening. This documentary showcases the beautiful story of a revolutionary media artist whose legacy speaks for itself. The screening will immediately be followed by a Q&A with the director & producer, Amanda Kim. Tickets are non-refundable. “The George Washington of Video Art” ... “Cultural Terrorist” ... “Citizen Zero of the Electronic Superhighway” ... But who really was Nam June Paik, pillar of the American avant-garde in the 20th century and arguably the most famous Korean artist in modern history? Director Amanda Kim tells, for the first time, the story of Paik’s meteoric rise in the New York art scene and his Nostradamus-like visions of a future in which “everybody will have his own TV channel.” Thanks to social media, Paik’s future is now our present, and NAM JUNE PAIK: MOON IS THE OLDEST TV shows us how we got here. Amanda Kim’s documentary charts Paik’s artistic evolution by tracing his formative education in Munich and his life-changing encounter with avant-garde musician John Cage, through his immigration to New York City and collaboration with the seminal experimental Fluxus movement, into his revolutionary work with video art—including his radical public television broadcasts of “Global Groove” in 1973 and “Good Morning, Mr. Orwell'' in 1984—and beyond into Paik’s lasting influence on the art world and his predictions of our technological future. Featuring an extensive archive of performance footage, original interviews from Paik’s contemporaries and collaborators, and a voiceover narration of Nam June Paik’s writings read by Executive Producer Steven Yeun (Minari, Nope), NAM JUNE PAIK: MOON IS THE OLDEST TV is a timely meditation on the contradictory ways in which technology elicits both fascist tendencies and intercultural understanding.