Thursday, March 1, 2012

Electronic Superhighway


I came across this work by Nam June Paik in a museum when in Washington DC last October. Whilst showing familiar outlines of states in the USA, Electronic Superhighway highlights a cultural map through video footage of the artist's experiences of each place. Connections to place are shown through music, art, theatre, dance and movies. For example, excerpts from the movie Wizard of Oz appears for Kansas, Showboat for Mississippi and South Pacific for Hawaii. Certainly a different way of helping the viewer to "see" place through different eyes.

The first of each month is a Theme day for City Daily Photos. This month's theme is Electricity.



9 comments:

  1. Interesting...
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

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  2. What a clever piece of art! And a good choice for theme day on your part.

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  3. What a brilliant piece if artwork Rae and absolutely perfect for today.

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  4. This photo is really unique for theme day. Bravo!

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  5. an excellent picture indeed.

    please have a good new month ahead.

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  6. Terrific shot for the theme! Love the electric colors :^)

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