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Nam June Paik put many communication devices which he could remember, such as antique television sets, radios, telephones, gramophone speakers, on a big cart with the sitting Buddha pulled by an elephant. The cart and the elephant are connected with red electric wires and the televisions in the rear show elephants playing soccer. It seems that the cart filled with televisions and radios disseminates information along the direction where the elephant goes. This assemblage of old objects and new media makes the viewer to reflect back on the past days and to reconsider the ways of today’s communication.

Details

  • Title: Elephant Cart (detail)
  • Creator: Nam June Paik
  • Date: 1999 - 2001
  • Type: mixed media

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