A performance piece by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid consists of a re-construction of Nam June Paik’s 1971 performance piece TV Cello (starring Charlotte Moorman) starring Joan Jonas with musical and video accompaniment composed and performed by Paul D. Miller. Reset is an invocation of some of the major elements of Paik’s original piece that appropriates the ambiance of the Fluxus compositional strategies that Paik used to alloy his multi-media environments.
The re-enactment of performance art as a way of both paying homage and retrieving some of the form's past glories recurs in other Performa 05 events. In a program sponsored by the Museum for African Art at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on Nov. 14 that also includes a work by the South African artist Berni Searle, Paul D. Miller (a k a DJ Spooky) will present "Re-Set," a V.J. tribute to the video pioneer Nam June Paik. Mr. Miller will mix excerpts from Mr. Paik's characteristically fast-moving, flashy videos with a new video of his own devising: it restages a performance by Charlotte Moorman, the cellist who was Mr. Paik's longtime partner in aesthetic crime, played by the performance artist Joan Jonas.
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