Nam June Paik

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In 1981, I was asked to document the videotapes of Nam June Paik for his Whitney Museum of American Art Retrospective. This was the first major one-person exhibition of video art at a major American museum.

For the exhibition catalogue, I developed a system which captured a "pure" video signal from the videotape, which eliminated the raster lines. It was the first time this type of approach was used for publication.

- Elliot Caplan

 

Examples below.

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Still Image from Global Groove, 1973

color plate photograph from video by Elliot Caplan

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Still Image from A Tribute to John Cage, 1973

color plate photograph from video by Elliot Caplan

Gallery:

Photos by Elliot Caplan

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