T.V. Clock

image for T.V. Clock
Exhibition Label
Nam June Paik's T.V. Clock transforms time into a sculptural electronic object. In this seminal work of art, Paik rendered the hours through a single line drawn in electric light on a modified TV screen. Paik's minimal electronic mark, which is tethered to the sophisticated and global apparatus of TV, unleashes a host of ideas about our shared experience of time, through technology, space, cultures, and connectivity. Nam June Paik exhibited many versions of T.V. Clock.
Watch This!: Revelations in Media Art, 2015
See more items in
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department
Artist Archive
1963/1981
Object number
NJP.1.TV.42.1-.11
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift to the Nam June Paik Archive from the Nam June Paik Estate
Artist
Nam June Paik, born Seoul, Korea 1932-died Miami Beach, FL 2006
Paik, Nam June (RELATED, Archive)
Topic
Object\furniture\clock
Object\furniture\television
Medium
eleven fixed-image televisions
Dimensions
dimensions variable
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Type
Other-Archival Material