25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
This key work of video art from the pre-Internet era presents the present saturated by sensory stimuli and its global dimension in a visionary way. The breathtaking psychedelic stream flows between avant-garde and the mass media, as well as among cultures. Allen Ginsberg, John Cage or Navajo, Korean and Nigerian artists ride the same wave.
“If we could compile a weekly TV festival made up of music and dance from every county, and distributed it free-of-charge round the world via the proposed common video market, it would have a phenomenal effect on education and entertainment.” Nam June Paik
biographyNam June Paik (1932-2006), a prominent member of the neo-Dadaist Fluxus movement, is considered the father of video art. Born in South Korea, he emigrated to the USA in 1964, where he helped create the multimedia landscape for fifty years. The Ji.hlava IDFF also presents his Butterfly.
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