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Nam June Paik
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Sex:M
Age:73
Birth Date:July 20, 1932
Astrology Sign:Cancer
Chinese Sign:Monkey - Yin
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Died Date:January 29, 2006
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Occupation:Film/TV Director

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NAM JUNE PAIK
Nam June Paik

Biography:Nam June Paik (July 20, 1932 in South Korea - January 29, 2006) was a Korean American artist, particularly noted for his video art.

Paik studied music history, art history, and philosophy at the University of Tokyo, where he graduated with a dissertation on Arnold Schoenberg. He went to Germany in 1956 to continue the study of music history at the University of Munich. In Germany he met composers Karlheinz Stockhausen and John Cage, who inspired Paik to go into electronic art. Paik worked with Stockhausen in a studio for Electronic Music. He also became involved with the post neo-Dada art movement Fluxus, founded by George Maciunas. He was a frequent collaborator with cellist Charlotte Moorman.

He began working with modified television sets in 1963 and bought his first video camera in 1965, returning to Japan to conduct experiments with electromagnets and color television alongside electronic engineer Shuya Abe. With Abe he constructed his first video synthesizer while artist-in-residence at WGBH, the Boston public broadcaster. He was known for using rapid cuts and fast motion in his videos. He also claimed to have coined the term "information superhighway" in a paper written in 1974.

He will be remembered as a founding father of video art and will continue to influence the younger generation of artists. A space rock music group known as Paik is named in his honour.

"Art is just fraud. You just have to do something nobody else has done before", he famously declared during an interview with a Korean newspaper, and this has now become a popular quote.

He died on January 29, 2006, at his apartment in Miami, Florida, of natural causes.


Chinese Horoscope for Nam June Paik
Includes characteristics and Vices
Nam June Paik's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 06, 1932 - January 25, 1933
Birthday: July 20, 1932

The Monkey is a Yin,
and is the Ninth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Improvisation
Cunning
Stability
Leadership
Wit
Zeal
Vices:
Deceit
Ruse
Loquacity
Self-Involvement
Silliness
Opportunism


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Nam June Paik's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: July 20, 1932

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Nam June Paik's Growth Tarot Card The Empress

Birthday: July 20, 2010

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

 

 

 

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