Nam June Paik - Button Happening
  Year :   1965
  Location :   USA
  Worktype :   Video
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  Info :   USA





 
Tape
Fluxus
Fluxus
Visuality
  Work Details  
  Button Happening is Nam June Paiks earliest extant videotape, and possibly his first tape ever. Recorded in 1965 on the day he acquired his first Sony Portapak camera, this previously unknown work has recently been rediscovered and restored. Recorded on computer tape, this technically fragile piece documents a single performance action Paik buttoning and unbuttoning his jacket. A spirit of conceptual Fluxus humor underlies this seminal recording. Accessed 25.03.2008 from http://www.eai.org/eai/title.htm?id=779