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Title
Something Pacific: detail: Rodin's the Thinker
Creator
Fitchen, John
Paik, Nam June (South Korean sculptor, video artist, and performance artist, 1932-2006)
Date Created and/or Issued
1986
Contributing Institution
UC San Diego, Library, Digital Library Development Program
Collection
Stuart Collection Photographs
Rights Information
Under copyright
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Rights Holder and Contact
UC Regents
Description
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.
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Media Center: University of California, San Diego; La Jolla, California, United States
Type
image
Format
Junked television sets; bronze (metal)
Form/Genre
environmental art
site-specific works
television receivers
Buddhas
bronzes (objects)
landscape architecture
sculpture gardens
public art
Conceptual
public sculpture
lawns (landscaped grass)
outdoor sculpture
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
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
Place
Pacific Ocean

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