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The way Nam June Paik played in my ‘2nd Finale’ at the Living Theater to be done as a solo

Philip Corner*

 

 

This (remember) requires an uninterrupted expenditure of great energy minimalistically prolonged until the exhaustion of effort.

 

Nam June (in his inimitable manner) realized this action by trying briefly to lift up the piano on his back, while on all fours crouched underneath it, followed after a few seconds by coming out straightening up and running violently away----in his case down the center aisle to the far wall of the theater, jumping off the stage to do so; after slamming into the wall he turned around and hurried back in the same way----then throwing himself under the piano to try and lift it again after which he jumped off the stage again and ran and then back and lifting again and so on for as long as he could.

                    "Whew!"

 

This could be done again     under the above title,

As a solo performance     or as part of the ensemble for 2nd Finale.

__________

Ph.

 

 

*2010 WOOD COIN: Of Drains and Ladders in this Life Issue: Corner, “The way Nam June Paik played in my ‘2nd Finale’ at the Living Theater to be done as a solo”

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