Daylong Tribute Screening at EAI

EAI pays tribute to pioneering intermedia artist and filmmaker Jud Yalkut (1938-2013) with a daylong celebration of his extraordinary moving image art. EAI will screen twenty of Yalkut's short film and video pieces, spanning the years 1965 to 2002, from early performance renderings and poetic filmic experiments to his groundbreaking video-film collaborations with Nam June Paik.

Paik and Yalkut's iconic video-film hybrids, including Videotape Study No. 3, Beatles Electroniques and Cinema Metaphysique, will be shown together with Yalkut's kinetic reworkings of seminal performances and art events, including his visions of the 1966 and 1969 Avant-Garde Festivals; his vibrant 16mm film of the landmark 1969 exhibition TV as a Creative Medium; a 1973 video realization of Paik and Charlotte Moorman performing John Cage's 26'.1.1499" for String Player; and his digital rendering of László Moholy-Nagy's 1930 sculpture Light-Space Modulator, among others.


Friday, October 4, 2013

noon - 6pm

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011


Admission Free

Transcending and transforming media as he explored and merged film, video, expanded cinema, electronic manipulations, performance and installation, Yalkut created and collaborated on seminal intermedia projects with artists, filmmakers, musicians and performers. He was also active as a teacher, curator and writer for over five decades. (His 350-page manuscript Electronic Zen is an essential cultural history of the nascent alternative video scene.) Yalkut, who died this year at age 75, possessed a generosity of spirit, a relentless curiosity and a commitment to collaborative practice that finds expression in his remarkable body of moving image works.


Jud Yalkut was born in New York City in 1938. In 1965 he became a resident filmmaker for USCO, a countercultural, multimedia collective, and began his explorations in art and moving image media. While in New York he created and collaborated on intermedia projects with artists, filmmakers, musicians and performers in the avant-garde and experimental scenes. He also taught filmmaking courses at New York University, School of Visual Arts, and Millennium Film Workshop, and programmed film for the Avant-Garde Festivals. In 1973, Yalkut left New York to start a video and film program at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and became one of the founders of Dayton's Visual Arts Center.

In the spring of 2013, the University of Dayton honored Yalkut with a comprehensive career retrospective, Jud Yalkut: Visions and Sur-Realities. In 2000, Yalkut was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Dream Reels: VideoFilms and Environments by Jud Yalkut. His film and video work has also been exhibited at Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH; The Museum of Modern Art and Anthology Film Archives in New York; and Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY, among many others. He organized exhibitions of video and media art, including Computer Art: An Ohio Perspective at the Dayton Visual Arts Center in 1993 and Art From Virtual Realities at DVAC in 1996. Yalkut's writings on the arts and media appeared in publications such as Film Quarterly, The Dayton Voice and The New York Free Press. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, Yalkut received six fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and a Lifetime Achievement Fellowship in 2003 from the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District. He lived in Dayton until his death in 2013.


About EAI

Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world's leading nonprofit resources for video art. A pioneering advocate for media art and artists, EAI fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution, and preservation of video art and digital art. EAI's core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 3,500 new and historical media works by artists. EAI's activities include viewing access, educational services, extensive online resources, and public programs such as artists' talks, exhibitions and panels. The Online Catalogue is a comprehensive resource on the artists and works in the EAI collection, and also features extensive materials on exhibiting, collecting and preserving media art: www.eai.org


Friends of EAI Membership 2013

Become a 2013 Friends of EAI Member at one of four different levels and enjoy a range of wonderful benefits, including complimentary tickets to EAI's on-site public programs and special access to the artists and works in the EAI collection. Membership helps to support our programs and services, including our online resources, educational outreach, and vital preservation activities. By becoming a Friend of EAI, you support the future of media art and artists. Memberships begin at $40 ($25 for students).

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.