Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV Documentary

Director: Amanda Kim
Motion Designer: Helen Niu
Graphic Designer: Hyung Cho

(additional credits to be added)

Media: New York Times Critic's Pick
The New Yorker Culture Desk


The father of video art and coiner of the term “electronic superhighway,” Nam June Paik was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Paik became a member of the influential experimental art movement Fluxus, which created new forms of art and performance. Eventually immigrating to the United States, he became fully engaged with television and video art in a way that would revolutionize how the world thinks of image-making in the electronic age.

First-time feature director Amanda Kim tells the remarkable story of Paik as a citizen of the world and trailblazing artist, who both saw the present and predicted the future with astonishing clairvoyance. With Steven Yeun reading Paik’s own written words — showcasing the artist’s strategic playfulness and immense creativity — Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV is a celebration of perhaps the most modern artist of all time.

Defining an immersive visual and motion language

For this film I worked with the director, editor, and graphic designer to create and animate a cohesive motion and graphic visual language for the feature film alongside the design of archival footage, images, and documents.

I was involved in the process from research and storyboarding all the way to design development and final production. We not only took inspiration from Paik's legacy of video artwork but also modern visuals of immersive 3D spaces and the internet.