One for Violin Solo / 바이올린 솔로를 위한 하나

In Nam June Paik's early performance work, "One for Violin," Paik slowly lifts up a violin over a span of five minutes, only to smash and destroy it in a second. Paik, having studied music in Germany, joined the Fluxus movement which objected to the elitism of Western bourgeois culture, and produced anti-artistic, counter-cultural, avant-garde art movements in expressing his distrust of existing art and culture. This performance defies what is often called the hierarchy of music in classical music, claiming that the silence that rules while the violin is being lifted up for five minutes, the time that goes by, and the sound of the violin being destroyed, all count as music.
Featuring: One for Violin Solo