Light & Motion

»The first condition for the vibration of color is that something perseveres in the changes of chromatic color modulations; this is exactly what constitutes the freedom of color. I make the color vibrate, that is, I provide the color with a structure, or: I give the color its form. One can no longer speak of the creation of form in the traditional sense. Giving up composition for the sake of a simple structure zone – the simple togetherness of all pictorial elements – corresponds to the overcoming of the polychrome through color itself.« 

Heinz Mack, 1958

»(…) d) There are as many sorts of TV circuits as French cheese sorts. F.i. some old models of 1952 do certain kind of variation, which new models with automatic frequency control cannot do.
e) Many mystics are interested to spring out from ONE-ROW-TIME, ONE-WAY-TIME, in order to
GRASP the Eternity.
aa) To stop at the consummated or steril Zero-point is a classical method to grasp the eternity.
bb) To perceive SIMULTANEOUSLY the parallel flows of many independent movements is another classical way for it.
But poor Joyce was compelled to write the parallely advancing stories in one book with one-way direction, because of the othology of the book. The simultaneous perception of the parallel flows of 13 independent TV movements can perhaps realize this old dream of mystics, although the problem is left unresolved, whether this is possible with our normal physiognommy (we have only one heart, one breath, one focus of eye,) without some mystical training, and IF WELL TRAINED,,,,,,,,he needs neither 13 TVs, not TV, nor electronics, nor music, nor art,…….the happiest suicide of art….the most difficult anti-art, that ever existed…….I don’t know, who could have achieved this platonic and steril consummation of art,
because if he REALLY did,
I should not know his name.
I must not know his name.«

Nam June Paik, 1964

Foto: Tobias Roch, Hagen Bildrechte: Calder Foundation New York / Foto Stiftung Lehmbruck Museum Bildrechte: VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2014 Bildrechte: gemeinfrei, Foto: Peter Hinschläger

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