On View at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C
Nam June Paik's (1932-2006) video installation, Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, is an inner reflection of his attachments to the 50 states of America. Each grouping of television sets replays a montage of images, video, and sound Paik associated with that given state. The state of Kansas shows the beginning portion of The Wizard of Oz, Merce Cunningham the choreographer in Washington, South Pacific in Hawaii. The installation is a look at Paik's personal core, but also evokes the notion that America has become consumed by media and television.