1995 Fall Winter
Water-resistance: 3 Bar
Zapping (SLZ104) bristles with energy, buzzes with electricity, transpires, happens, zaps. With his television-colours and information-spangled design, the endlessly original Nam June Paik seems to be flipping through the channels along the length of the watch. He juxtaposes magnetically charged images, compressed bits of information zipping through the ether on waves of broadcast TV shows or Internet superhighways. Rendered with a jewel-clear chartreuse plastic case, a flexible strap as glossy as a magazine and an intense blue dial with a scrawled white design, Zapping is a clever, information-age timepiece, infused with the Zeitgeist of the 90s.
Nam June Paik was a pioneering American artist who worked in a variety of media and is considered to be the first video artist. Born in Seoul, Paik was at university when he met the composer John Cage and the artist Joseph Beuys, who inspired him to begin work in conceptual art. Paik is known for making robot-like video-sculptures out of wire, metal, and parts from radio and television sets and for his collaborations on many provocative, tongue-in-cheek performances and videos. A major retrospective of Paik's work was held in 2000 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.see all watches by this artist