Saturday, March 11, 2006



Blogger ClaireEvans said...

Hi Mr. Davis,

You stated at the end of your essay The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction that "this text is offered free of charge on the Web and the Net for non-profit uses only, to encourage debate, dialogue, and cross-talk," but that you would like to be kept abreast of such debates and dialogues. I am attempting to do so.

I am a New Media artist living in Portland, OR. I recently completed a month-long residency (my first), the output of which was a series of videos exploring the particularly elegant manner in which digital media can be made to decay through repeated transferrals of media. For example, saving an image in slightly lower file formats over hundreds of times. For example, filming projected video and re-projecting them, filming them again, until the media itself washes away -- like, well, as you wrote, "a wave breaking on a beach, breaking over and over but never precisely in the same form." Of course, you were talking about analogue signals, but I think an argument can be made for the degradability of digital media as well.

I'm really interested, as I imagine you are, in our illusions of permanence.

In any case, I thought you might be interested to see these films, some of which are direct remixes of your work:

Digital Decay (Douglas Davis):

Digital Decay (Projection):

Digital Decay (File Quality Experiment):

Best regards, and thanks,
Claire L. Evans

6:01 PM  
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4:46 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hello Mr. Davis,

I'm working with an author on a forthcoming book on Charlotte Moorman and I wanted to ask you a few questions about the Gondola Happening in Venice, and I haven't been able to find an email address for you so I thought I'd try this.

Thanks in advance for your help.

6:32 PM  
Blogger namjunepaikmuseum said...

Dear Douglas Davis

Good morning, Sir!

How are you doing? Long time no contact with you, but I hope you are doing well.
I am not sure that you can remember me or not, but I hope you will remember me.

This is Eun-Mi Han who is a director of Nam June Paik Museum of South Korea who you met through Nam June Paik. When he was in New York and I was with him to help his work as a supporter as video editing, photographs, graphic designs and etc.
Nam June Paik museum was established on the basis of the Nam June Paik supporters association since 1999. Through this association, it has been supporting the promotion of Nam June Paik’s exhibitions held both locally and abroad. In accordance with the will of the deceased Nam June Paik, our director, Eun Mi Han, who had worked for him for 13 years as an assistant and supporter, had inherited the name ‘Nam June Paik Museum’ from him. It was registered at the Korean Intellectual Property Office as a trademark (no.45-0002486). The Nam June Paik Museum was open on February 15, 2006 and it is located in Daegu and Seoul. Since then it organized various exhibitions with around 100 art pieces such as drawings, paintings, video sculptures, photographs, and etc.

By the way, I am involved with Korean Society of Culture Industry as a vice president & secretary general and we are preparing to organize the international conference in South Korea. For that we are looking for people who know Nam June Paik professionally. Korean Society of Culture Industry would like to invite you as a lecturer for listening from you about Fluxus Movement which is implied with his outstanding achievement and the other stories are based on your profession.

Here, I give you the expected schedule as follows:

1) Friday. 11th. November.2011

2)Friday. 2nd. December. 2011

Please let us know your possible date.

In addition, I would like to introduce Korean Society of Culture Industry briefly for your good understanding about us. Korean Society of Culture Industry consists of those who love arts and culture from different backgrounds such as professors, businessmen, artists, congressmen and etc. We have over eight hundred members who play a pivotal role in leading Korean culture.

If you are possible to participate with this conference, we will provide all expenses while you are staying in Korea such as hotel accommodations(five-star hotel), round-trip air fare, arrange tour and etc.

I guess you are quite busy, but I hope you will be interested in us and could join with us.

We will be highly appreciated your well-cooperation.

Looking forward hear from you soon.

Thank you.

Best wishes,

Eun-Mi Han.
Nam-June Paik Museum
fax:82 2 5146073
phone:82 2 514 6072

2:20 AM  
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2:43 PM  

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