Artist Bio

Hailed as the ‘father of video art’ and the ‘Jeanne d’Arc of new music’, Paik and Moorman fused music and sculpture, performance and video, challenging conventions and creating new sounds, images and experiences. Through films, performances and installations, Nam June Paik remodelled our ways of seeing the temporal image in contemporary art, transforming museum architecture into energetic audiovisual spaces. Treating video art as performance works, Paik collaborated long term with Moorman, who had a background in classical training and became key figure in ‘new music’ in the 60s and 70s.