Electronic Moon, Parts 2 & 3

Set to the dulcet tones of a Glenn Miller's Moonlight Serenade, flickering coloured images of the moon from different angles bring together the sweet, sentimental swing of New York big band tones, with an image that is elemental, strange and distant. Paik had an ongoing interest in the Moon and around this time he also made the work Moon is the Oldest Television (1965-7) where televisions show the moon as it moves through various states of transition, from full moon, to crescent moon and a new moon. Paik's ongoing investigation with the mechanics of time and light and nature are all explored in this very simple and yet rich work.