Charlotte Moorman & Nam June Paik, "Rare Performance
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Charlotte Moorman (USA 1933 - 1991)
Famously described by composer Edgard Varèse as 'the Jeanne d'Arc of new music,' Charlotte Moorman was a central figure of the New York avant garde of the 1960s and 1970s. In 1963 Moorman established the annual New York Avant Garde Festival, which she ran until 1982. In 1964 she first met and collaborated with Nam June Paik, a partnership which was to last until Moorman's death in 1991. Paik created some of his best-known pieces for her, including "TV Bra for Living Sculpture" (1969) and "TV Cello" (1971).
Newly restored, rare performance material from Nam June Paik's personal archives that includes documentation of Paik's emblematic collaborative pieces with Charlotte Moorman, including "TV Bed", "TV Cello" and "TV Bra." These works are performed at venues that resonate in video art history, such as the Howard Wise Gallery, the Everson Museum, and the WGBH television studio.
"Rare Performance Documents 1961-1994" (Vol 1: Paik-Moorman Collaborations 1965 - 1973), 2000, 25:08min.
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York