Something Pacific: detail: carved stone buddha contemplating old television set
- Creation Date
Paik's Something Pacific for the Stuart Collection was his first permanent outdoor installation. This work relates specifically to its site, which includes the lobby of the university's Media Center as well as the lawns surrounding the building. Outdoors, the work features several ruined televisions embedded in the landscape; some are paired with Buddhas, and one, a tiny Sony Watchman, is topped by a miniature reproduction of Rodin's Thinker. In striking contrast to this video graveyard, the lobby of the Media Center houses one of Paik's lively interactive banks of TV monitors. By means of a control panel, viewers are able to manipulate sequences of Paik's own tapes and broadcast MTV.
- Physical Description
carved stone, junked television sets; stone (rock)
- Corporate Name
Media Center: University of California, San Diego; La Jolla, California, United States
Point: 32.881197, -117.239983
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Film, Audio, Video and Digital Art
Science, Technology and Industry
Sculpture and Installations
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- Rights Holder
- Cohen, Becky (American photographer, contemporary)