Broadside flyer announcing “Nam June Paik - Electronic TV + Color TV Experiments + 3 Robots + 2 Zen Boxes + 1 Zen Can” at the New School (for Social Research, New York), January 8, 1965, a one-night concert/exhibition of Paik’s work, and his first one-man exhibition in the United States.
Charlotte Moorman’s name on the photo-illustrated side has been neatly underlined in red ink (probably by her); folded in five for mailing, with small label affixed to blank panel addressed in Moorman’s hand to Yoko Ono in Tokyo (Moorman had previously been employed as an assistant by Yoko [see item #126], and one of her duties included mailing concert announcements, a task she continued assiduously throughout her career; ironically, this particular example, intended for her former employer, was never actually mailed).
41.5x19.7cm. (unfolded). Printed offset on both sides (the verso prints a technical text by Paik, with a circuit diagram, along with various press quotes).
Illustrated with a Peter Moore photograph of Paik’s Robot K-456, which featured in the event (it also included live performances by Carol Bergé and Mieko Shiomo). ‘Cellorina’ Charlotte Moorman performed “Pop Sonata” for the second time, a piece which involved her removing her jewellery and clothes “before she lay down on the floor to finish the piece, her cello atop her like a lover” (“Topless Cellist”, p.110).