“Nam June Paik: Moon Is The Oldest TV” Doc Premieres At Sundance

Nam June Paik Moon Is The Oldest TVThe documentary is set to premiere at this year’s Sundance Festival tomorrow, Sunday January 22.

“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.

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