Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet)
Nam June Paik
Ono, an artist and musician, has orchestrated her footage of John Lennon, then her partner, in slow motion, exploring portraiture and the materiality of time. Grapefruit consists of short, instructional “pieces” from the early 1960s, while Fly, a later work, expands beyond book format and into a box filled with acorns, rocks, and text printed on small pieces of tissue paper.
Yoko Ono (Japanese, born 1933). John Lennon (British, 1940–1980). Film No. 5. 1968. 16mm film transferred to video (color, sound). 51 min. Courtesy Yoko Ono and The Circulating Film and Video Library, The Museum of Modern Art. Image courtesy Yoko Ono
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