Film: “Wrap Around the World”
- Sunday, April 6, 2008, 2 p.m.
- Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., KU campus, Lawrence
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
This film documents a spectacular satellite link-up, coordinated by seminal video artist Nam June Paik, that connected the United States, Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan and numerous other countries prior to the Seoul Olympics. David Bowie performs with La, La, La, Human Steps, and carries out a conversation via satellite with Japanese musician Ryuichi Sacamoto, who also performs. There are also appearances by Merce Cunningham, the Viennese Art Orchestra, a game of elephant soccer in Thailand and a car race in Ireland. The whole event is held together by Paik's video graphics, which include one of his stacked television sculptures. (1988, 47 minutes)