Jud Yalkut is Happening!

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Program 1: Friday, June 5, 7:30 pm
Program 2: Saturday, June 6, 7:30 pm

EAI was pleased to collaborate with Anthology Film Archives to present two tribute programs featuring the work of Jud Yalkut (1938-2013). Yalkut's moving image work transcended and transformed media as he explored and merged film, video, expanded cinema, performance, and installation. This approach embodied the "intermix" that was at the core of Howard Wise's founding manifesto for EAI. Jud Yalkut was a multi-media pioneer whose radical films and videos remain as trippy and innovative today as they were back then. Born and raised in NYC, Yalkut studied literature before turning to experimental cinema in the early 1960s.

Starting in 1966 and continuing into the 1970s, he collaborated with Nam June Paik on a series of significant video-film pieces, creating extraordinary conversations between the medium of film and the electronic manipulations of video. These ideas extended to kinetic reworkings of performances and art events, as seen in his 1973 video realization of Paik and Charlotte Moorman performing John Cage's 26'.1.1499' FOR STRING PLAYER, and his digital rendering of Moholy-Nagy's 1930 kinetic sculpture LIGHT-SPACE MODULATOR. These two screenings at Anthology Film archives featured some of Yalkut's best-known works alongside an exciting array of never-before-seen footage.