b"| CULT URE | An Overdue Guide for theP E R P L E X E DNo virtuous pretences' here, just a lone candle inside a television shell providing a nativity as we enter the show and light the touch paper. Taking Gesamtkunstwerk up a notch, he recruited Big Perplexers to join with him: the likes of John Cage and Josef Beuys (a previous gatecrasher!) and various pop entities to involve themselves with his (and the worlds) first Electronic Superhighway (a term first coined by Nam June Paik).He has given his pianos a pasting in an homage to Cage and in return Beuysie clumps one of his pianos. Heady days - Schadenfreude-free slapstick is sometimes the medium for the scrutiny of a cosmetic cosmos.Simple solutions Innovations and insights galore litter the floor of this challenging exhibition - from resting robots to restless for your business TV screens, we are taken through chapter after chapter of engaging events and performances. Far too many to mention.Or, in the eloquent words of Smithsonians Michael Mansfield, Its an amazing amount of stuff.Paik took inspiration from the technology of the moving image and foresaw, and in part experienced, the exponential growth of digital media and its effect on society: Buddhas TV Selfie, Nixons duplicity as art and more unknown unknowns made visible for all to see.One Candle (also known as Candle TV)There were no happy accidents, only accidents that 2004, Nam June Paik made Paik himself happy. From privileged pianist in Korea to musicologist in Japan and then onto Germany encountering Almost as if to celebrate the lastCage, Stockhausen, Beuys and actual Blockbuster store in theother Fluxsters, Paiks journey ended in Miami, Florida in 2006.world, the careful, thoughtful andIn a binary world of beautifully curated blockbusterisolationism Paik's global celebrations of connectedness, exhibition of the late Nam Junealbeit of the perplexing type, Paik at Tate Modern offers aoffer an antidote to the vainglorious vacuousness and virtual VIP ticket to an emporiumthe renewed zeal for walls.of nourishing perplexedness.A wonderful day out.The exhibition runs until 9 Websites | UI/UX | Design | Software | Marketing by david taborn February at Tate Modern.LONDON, UK-based website and software development. With 20 years of businessT his is a genuine antidote to the grandiose butPs. After Paiks All-You-Can-Eat fest you might ultimately one-string 'blockbusters on offer in thewant a lie down before you capital at the moment. Theres no space for a Soreturn to Tate Modern for yet and marketing experience offering innovative creative design and IT services.What? response to this intriguing showcase of aanother wonderful but very multifaceted visionary who questioned the very notion ofdifferent exhibition - this time boundaries. of Dora Maar. Robot K-4561964 A pioneer of video art, a synaesthete and above all else, an(Aluminium, wire, wood, anarchic optimist of humorous abandon, cartoonish tendril-like DAVID TABORN electrical parts, foam and Small team, fair prices andcats eyes help us navigate, as we lurch towards Tinseltown. www.davidtaborn.com radio-control devices)excellent communications.C A L L0 2 07 1 9 37 8 3 3 I N F O @ O N C L O U D S . C O M THE RIVER MAGAZINE| Winter 201921"