Allan and Allen’s Complaint
September 23, 2017
Another video from the Stanford Archives this weekend – Nam June Paik and Shigeko Kuboto’s 1982 experimental video  “Allan ‘n’ Allen’s Complaint” (the twin subjects are Allan Kaprow and Allen Ginsberg), both sons of patriarchal fathers. The film explores that complex relationship. “People are always talking about Jewish mother and nobody talks[…]
Good Morning, Mr Orwell
January 1, 2014
 Thirty years ago today (January 1, 1984 – sic), video-pioneer Nam June Paik conceived of  and presented “Good Morning Mr Orwell”, a unique and unprecedented  international live satellite hook-up, linking up the studios of WNET, New York with the Pompidou Center in Paris (as well as hooking up with broadcasters in[…]
New Year 2013
January 1, 2013
  HAPPY NEW YEAR  (2013) GREETINGS  from The Allen Ginsberg Project Almost 30 years ago today (well, 29, might as well be exact!), Allen saw the[…]
Nam June Paik (1932-2006)
July 20, 2011
Nam June Paik was born on this day, July 20, 1932. Born in Korea and educated in Japan, he is generally[…]
Two Videos – Beat Hotel and Good Morning Mr Orwell
August 3, 2009
 For quite some time we thought photographer Harold Chapman had vanished without a trace. All we had was his amazing book of photos from the Beat Hotel in the late ’50s and early ’60s. His shots of Peter and Allen, Ian Sommerville, William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, and Gregory Corso, are among[…]