Television screens are blooming like large flowers in this dense garden of various plants and bushes. Placed in different directions and at unusual angles, rather than in the normal position to watch, television monitors reveal their presence by facing upwards or are tilting to one side. What is played on the monitors is Paik’s representative video Global Groove. The video proposes music and dance in diverse artistic and cultural forms as a method of global communication. In TV Garden, the natural environment created artificially inside the museum, on the one hand, and the television that serves as a representative of technology as opposite to nature, on the other hand, form a common space. Rather than capturing individual video images, viewers are left with the overriding holistic impression from the garden. TV Garden of Nam June Paik Art Center is the world only version planted in the flower bed and exhibited on a permanent basis.
Nam June Paik
CRT TVs, live plants, amplifiers, speakers, 1-channel video, Global Groove, color, sound