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Electric Imaginary, with Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky

Part of the Live Disruption Series, in conjunction with the exhibition 'Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot'
DJ Spooky in "Seoul Counterpoint" at La MaMa, New York City. (Steven Schreiber)

Composer, multimedia artist, and writer Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, and guest artists perform Electric Imaginary, a virtual cello quartet/installation based on Charlotte Moorman's collaborations with Nam June Paik in his early multimedia experiments. This new interpretation of Nam June Paik's work includes live and pre-recorded video footage. The evening will also feature selections from Seoul Counterpoint. Commissioned by Seoul Institute of the Arts in 2014, Seoul Counterpoint is a composition that explores the resonance of the new urban landscape of Seoul in juxtaposition with New York. Equally inspired by Nam Jun Paik in this work, Miller collaborates with New York-based technology and art collective CultureHub to juxtapose a new urban landscape in sound and image.

Nam June Paik once said "the future is now." His work has been highly influential on many artists over the last decade and for the Asia Society Museum exhibition Nam Jun Paik: Becoming Robot (on view September 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015), Miller pays homage to the work of this important artist with a group of digital media compositions that reflect the complex connections of modern, 21st-century art and music.


Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Composer/iPad
Ashley Bathgate, cello
Rami Seo, kayagŭm
Miriam Parker, dance
Mr. Reed, poetry
CultureHub, video

Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot will be open until 8:00 pm.

Seoul Counterpoint was originally produced by La MaMa in association with CultureHub, and created with the support of the Seoul Institute of the Arts.

Can't make it to this program? Tune in to AsiaSociety.org/Live at 8:00 pm New York time for a free live video webcast.

Seoul Counterpoint: Piri from CultureHub on Vimeo.


Event Details

Sat 25 Oct 2014
8:00pm - 9:30pm

725 Park Avenue (at East 70th Street), New York, NY

$20 members; $22 students/seniors; $25 nonmembers. Online ticketing is now closed. Tickets can be purchased by calling Box Office at 212-517-ASIA until 4:00 pm Sat., 10/25. (All fees waived.)