In Search of Lost Metaphysics. Nam June PAIK, Charlotte MOORMAN.


In Search of Lost Metaphysics.

Small flyer announcing Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman's performance of "A la recherche de metaphysique perdue" at Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Köln, July 13, 1966. Printed offset in black on pale cream card stock. 14.7x10.5cm.

The evening opened with an exhibition of work by Ay-O, a screening of a short film by Robert Breer, followed by performances of works by John Cage, Philip Corner, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, Malcolm Goldstein, Brion Gysin, Takehisa Kosugi, Jackson Mac Low, Yoko Ono (probably Moorman's first performance of 'Cut Piece', which she had seen performed by Yoko in its New York debut in March 1965), Ben Patterson, Jim Tenney, and Paik ("Variation on a theme by Saint-Saëns"), and closed with "Cinema Metaphysique", a short film by Paik and Jud Yalkut.