The Future is Now: Media Arts, Performance and Identity After Nam June Paik

  • 18 February 2011

In an era of reality television and the continual rise of the web, The Future is Now examines the legacy of Paik's thinking and practice with a focus on performance and identity, situated within current debates around new technologies, ubiquity and human experience. Through innovative web adventures and conversations chaired by Will Gompertz, Arts Editor at the BBC and previously Director of Tate Media, speakers and performers including collaborators of Paik, contemporary artists and theorists, consider how artists are constrained or liberated by a constant re-imagining of the future.

Participants include Roy Ascott, Jeremy Bailey, Ruth Catlow, John Hanhardt, Kristin Lucas and Marisa Olson. This conference is part of the Nam June Paik exhibition.


In partnership with Tate Liverpool. Generously supported by Mr. Yongsoo Huh. With additional support from the Henry Moore Foundation and Picturehouse at FACT.