Tele-kiss. Nam-June Paik’s expanded media in the light of Zen Buddhism

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Kamil Lipiński


The article offers a broad overview of Nam-June Paik’s ideas of the expansion of video arts interpreted in the light of Zen Buddhism. His works recognized as the most significant examples of his marriage between the art theory and practice are marked by a thought-provoking vision of participatory culture, communicated in-between the networks in the post-industrial society. Our purpose is to reexamine his attitude to TV culture in the oscillation between Western and Eastern gaze considered in connection to the problems of emptiness and meditation drawn from Zen religious beliefs. In discussing his installations there is special stress to reconstruct his inner-insight into the subject of seeing and watching inscribed in a closed-circuit of the communication network.


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Kamil Lipiński, Uniwersytet w Białymstoku

Kamil Lipiński – pracownik naukowo-dydaktyczny w Zakładzie Studiów nad Kulturą i Mediami na Uniwersytecie Białostockim. Doktor nauk humanistycznych w zakresie filozofii z dodatkowym wykształceniem w zakresie studiów kulturowych i komunikacji społecznej. Współprowadzący grupy badawczej w ramach sieci NECS poświęconej filozofii filmu. Zdobywcadrugiego miejsca na najlepszy esej przyznawany przez Postcolonial Studies Association/Journal of Postcolonial Wrtiting. ORCID 0000-0001-5109-3698.


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