Nam June’s Spirit Was Speaking To Me
by Aki Onda


New York-based artist and composer Aki Onda has channeled the spirit of the late Korean artist Nam June Paik via radio transmission. Paik is known for his association with shamanism, a practice that consistently surfaces in his works. With a portable radio in hand, Onda communicates with his spirit long-distance, collecting field recordings of cryptic broadcasts/messages on anonymous radio stations. The series of séances, conducted in different cities across the globe, began in Seoul in 2010 and continued in Cologne, Germany, in 2012, Wrocław, Poland, in 2013, and Lewisburg, United States, in 2014.

Recorded by Aki Onda with a portable radio, 2010–14; mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, 2017

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