JUD YALKUT: Daylong Tribute Screening at EAI

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
Oct 2, 2013 5:04PM
Friday, October 4, 2013
noon - 6pm

Admission Free

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.

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.


Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)