Loss as Creation’s Companion, with Eric Andersen
Our research team recently spoke with Intermedia artist, Eric Andersen, to reflect on the Fluxus network and some questions posed by Intermedia works of the recent historical past. Our conversation broadly touched on the notions of continuity and change, loss and preservation, and crucially, how Intermedia works might endure both through and as a form…
Artivation #2 : Happy New/Old Year
On the New Year’s eve of 2022, Com&Com performed an “Artivation” of Ken Friedman’s work “In One Year and Out the Other” (1975). The work asks significant questions about time and space, and what do artificial, political and temporal zones mean in a world connected via digital media.
Can We Talk Post-Preservation? A Letter to Nam June Paik
This is an excerpt from an invited lecture delivered on November 15 at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea, which addresses the positive value of obsolescence and posits post-preservation as an alternative to traditional conservation not only in Nam June Paik’s work but in artworks in general.
About Fish, or Toward Radical Affinity in Paik’s Scores
In this essay, I discuss the material intricacies of Liberation Sonata for Fish cretaed by Nam June Paik in 1969 and distributed free of charge to the attendees at Charlotte Moorman’s 7th Annual New York Festival of Avant-Garde, Ward Island, New York. How to understand the work and appreciate decay as a positive value?