The first satellite video installation that connected New York, San Francisco and the Centre Pompidou in Paris internationally with collaborations in Germany and Korea. It included live and recorded performances by numerous artists from a variety of disciplines.
Nam June Paik was known for his installations with televisions that interconnected the present with pre-recorded or broadcast images, such as TV cello, TV garden, TV Buddha, TV chair or TV bra. This event was broadcast from New York and from Paris, with presenters introducing its different parts, which were either live or pre-recorded, often with great editing, trying to exploit all the effects possible live at the time. Paik, usually referred to as the “father of video art” quoted artists from various disciplines such as Salvador Dalí, Astor Piazzola, Merce Cunningham, David Bowie, Philip Glass and Joseph Beuys in the piece in honour of Orwell. Although with various cuts and delays due to the signal, it was a historic milestone. Paik made Bye Bye Kipling in 1986 following the same scheme.