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Sculpture and Installations Film, Audio, Video and Digital Art Science, Technology and Industry 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. Digital Library Development Program, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (http://libraries.ucsd.edu/about/digital-library/) Media Center: University of California, San Diego; La Jolla, California, United States
Junked television sets; bronze (metal)
environmental art site-specific works television receivers Buddhas bronzes (objects) landscape architecture sculpture gardens public art Conceptual public sculpture lawns (landscaped grass) outdoor sculpture
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Deterioration Product obsolescence Technology Space (composition concept) Meditation Contemporary Mass media Ruins Humor Landscapes (environments) Korean Rubbish Nature University of California, San Diego--History Environmental art Site-specific works Television receivers Buddhas Bronzes (objects) Landscape architecture Sculpture gardens Public art Conceptual Public sculpture Lawns (landscaped grass) Outdoor sculpture Pacific Ocean Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917. Thinker