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Paik, Nam June / Vassilakis, Panayiotis
Duett Paik/Takis...
Köln: Ed. La Kölnischer Kunstverein, 1979.


#17329. LP vinyl record (33 rpm). Housed in gatefold sleeve with glossy covers (31 x 31.5 cm.); fully-illustrated after photographs by Lothar Schnepf of Paik’s performance and the salvage process for Takis’ sculpture. Sleeve showing minor edge-wear, but otherwise bright and crisp; record is Mint. Contents: Duett (25:17) and Klangraum (26:43). From an edition of 200 copies; this copy signed by both Paik and Takis to interior of sleeve, along with red hand-stamp.



For Klangraum, Takis created a soundspace installation at the Kunstverein in Köln (June 17 thru 20, 1979), incorporating magnets, strings, and metal sculptures adapted from materials sourced at a nearby junkyard. On June 20th, Nam June Paik visited the Kunstverein to perform this “duet” with Takis’ sculptures (via piano, harpsichord, and singing); a performance documented here on Side B of this limited edition vinyl.

With only a single OCLC record discovered (BnF).

For more Paik, see this programme from his first North American performance and the poster for the epic 24 Stunden happening at Galerie Parnass.




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