ANNEXE On New Years day 1984, Nam June Paik orchestrated an ambitious intercontinental television experiment. Connecting WNET TV in New York with the Pompidou centre in Paris via a live satellite link that also took in broadcasters in Germany and South Korea, Good Morning Mr. Orwell reached an audience of over 25 million worldwide.
A chaotic and entertaining collage of haute and pop culture, of mass media and the avant-garde, Good Morning Mr Orwell features performances from Laurie Anderson, Merce Cunningham, Peter Gabriel, Allen Ginsberg and Joseph Beuys, amongst others.
Good Morning Mr Orwell - Credits: Original event conceived and coordinated by Nam June Paik. Executive Producer: Carol Brandenburg. Partial Post-Production: Nam June Paik, Paul Garrin. Post-Production: Broadway Video, Post Perfect. WNET, New York; FR3, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; WDR Westdeutsche Fernsehen. Editor of single-channel version: Skip Blumberg.