“Paik wanted to build an anthropomorphic robot, because he was fascinated by the scientists’ discovery that the human brain had begun to grow after man stopped walking on all fours and had to figure out what to do with his two ‘free’ hands.”
– Wulf Herzogenrath, Hayward Gallery 1988 exhibition catalogue “Nam June Paik Video Works 1963-88″
Dieter Ronte – Nam June Paik’s Early Works in Vienna (1982). Originally printed the catalog of the Whitney Museum “Nam June Paik” show: Nam June Paik by Nam June Paik , John G. Hanhardt, Whitney Museum of American Art Staff, ISBN 0874270375 (0-87427-037-5), Hardcover, Whitney Museum of American Art (1982).
– Lies are Always More Exciting than the Truth – Nam June Paik’s Futuristic Traditionalism by Dr. Thomas Kellein.
Hans Günter Golinski:
Susanne Rennert – I liked it
Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.Henry Ford
In the glorification of ‘work’ and the never-ceasing talk about the 'blessing of labour,’ I see the same secret arrtirepenste as I do in the praise bestowed on impersonal acts of a general interest, viz. a fear of everything individual. For at the sight of work that is to say, severe toil from morning till night, we have the feeling that it is the best police, viz. that it holds every one in check and effectively hinders the development of reason, of greed, and of desire for independence. For work uses up an extraordinary proportion of nervous force, withdrawing it from reflection, meditation, dreams, cares, love, and hatred; it dangles unimportant aims before the eyes of the worker and affords easy and regular gratification. Thus it happens that a society where work is continually being performed will enjoy greater security, and it is security which is now venerated as the supreme deity. And now, horror of horrors! it is the 'workman’ himself who has become dangerous; the whole world is swarming with 'dangerous individuals’Nietzsche
There is a basic incompatibility between any organization and freedom of thought.W. S. Burroughs
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