Jud Yalkut

Us () 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A poetic documentary of the USCO multimedia group, a pioneer art and technology commune of which the filmmaker was an active part. 'US' centers on the building of the tabernacle of The Church of The Living God in 1966, incorporated as a free church in the State of New York in Garnerville, a spiritual and aesthetic meditation environment that was both unique and ground-breaking. Recently released and screened as part of the filmmakers' retrospective in 2000 at the Whitney Museum.

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Jud Yalkut

Diffraction Film (1965) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Title poem by Gerd Stern. A light 'trip'; an evocation of the sun as kaleidoscopic father of all vision. Originally premiered as an integral single-screen section of USCO's 'Hubbub' and 'We Are All One' multi-media touring shows. "The hot eye of diffraction, multiplicity of variables moving out toward clarity and back: 'the light force impulse,' a spurt-valve momentum, full of love's natural forms. Consider what street light, subway lights, signs look like as seen through teleidoscopes cut from diamonds. 'The progression of a trip'; shaken out of whatever you were before; how you going to get back, I mean, you won't be in that same place again, ever... wish for and achieve satori, what then? So you come back to the physical, and you're a step further out... up... And shows what it looks like there." -- Carol Bergé, "Ikon Magazine." "This sensuous sea of color, motion, light that seems to surround us completely and we swim in it almost bodily and it is like going through the most fantastic dream." -- Jonas Mekas.

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Jud Yalkut

Turn, Turn, Turn (1966) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Sound by USCO. A kinetic alchemy of the light and electronic works of Nicolas Schoffer, Julio Le Parc, USCO, and Nam June Paik. An exploration of the effect-versus-content thesis of Marshall McLuhan's 'the medium is the message/massage "TURN TURN TURN, a film of the eye-shattering, flashing, rotating light sculptures programmed by USCO to turn turn turn the popular song into a rich electronic fugue on the word NOW: Let's take the OW out of NOW; let's turn the NO out of NOW." -- Film Quarterly. "Absolutely stoned by the film. One of the most beautiful experiences of my film-watching consciousness." -- John Schofill "A torrent of hurtling colors and lights, forms blinking, whirling and surging. Image follows image in rapid-fire succession, distorting awareness of time and space as the sensory bombardment continues." -- R. E. L. Masters and Jean Houston, Psychedelic Art Ann Arbor Film Festival; Award of Merit, 1966 Bellevue Film Festival, Washington; The Museum of Modern Art in Paris; the Finch College Museum "Projected Art" exhibition in New York; the San Francisco Cinematheque in 1967; and the premiere show of the "Wednesday Magazine" series on Channel 13, WNET-TV, New York.

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Jud Yalkut

Clarence (1968) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Sound by Mel Lyman, Jim Kweskin, and the Lyman Family; with the voice of Clarence Schmidt, recorded by Bob Dacey. Sound Mix: Gerd Stern and Jud Yalkut. A poetic montage of the 'sculpture garden house' of 67 year old hermit-builder Clarence Schmidt of Woodstock, New York, appraised as 'a really great work of folk art' by curators Lawrence Alloway and Henry Geldzahler. The film includes some of the only footage taken of Clarence living within the seven-story mountain interior of his creation, which was tragically gutted by fire in the winter of 1967-68. A homage to Clarence and his more than forty years of devotion to the transmutation of cast-off objects into an environment or beauty and love. Originally incorporated into the USCO multimedia shows when silent, the sound version was premiered as a selection of the "Personal Cinema" series of the 1968 New York Film Festival. Selected for the "Anthropological Film" program of the Film Forum in New York, and the "Flick Out" broadcast series on educational television in Houston, Texas.

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Jud Yalkut

D. M. T. (1966) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Credits: Slides by Jackie Cassen. Choreography by Mary McKay and danced by her. Sound: Bach, The Beatles, and the voice of Ralph Metzner reading a "Psychedelic Prayer" by Timothy Leary. Filmic translation of the first multi-media presentation of Jackie Cassen and Rudi Stern, originally premiered at the Bridge Theater in New York in the spring of 1966.

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Jud Yalkut

Godz, The (1966) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music

Document of 1960's rock-and-roll cult band "The Godz." Contains footage of a few mid-60's performances as well as candid footage of the band.

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Jud Yalkut

Le Parc (1966) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Abstract light poem tribute to Julio Le Parc, first winner at the 1966 Venice Biennial of a Painting Prize for Kinetic Art, filmed at the Howard Wise Gallery in New York. Premiered at the Gate Theater, New York.

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Jud Yalkut

Moondial Film (1966) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

An intensified yet lyrical filmic concentration of the Electromedia Theater event by Aldo Tambellini, with Mary MacKay dancing the choreography by Beverly Schmidt, and original music by Calo Scott. A film which combines in-camera superimposition with frame-by-frame compositional shooting techniques. Premiered at the Gate Theater, New York.

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Jud Yalkut

P+A-I(K) (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Three part homage to Nam June Paik, featuring a Philadelphia concert happening with Charlotte Moorman, Takehisa Kosugi, and Wolf Vostell; Paik's radio-controlled bisexual robot K-456 in its debut on Canal Street one Sunday in New York; and Paik's electronic television art. Purchased for the collection of the 1970 "Happening and Fluxus" retrospective at the Koelnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; and shown at a 1972 "Cineprobe" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Jud Yalkut

Us Down By The Riverside (1966) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

USCO light, Beatles sound. A visionary realization of the USCO Riverside Museum installation exhibition in New York, the show which introduced the word 'Be-In' to the English language. Premiered by National Educational Television on Channel 13, WNET-TV, New York's first "Wednesday Magazine" program. Selection (with "Turn Turn Turn) for the Second Tokyo Underground Film Festival; Hors de Concours screenings (also with "Turn Turn Turn") at the Fourth International Experimental Film Competition in Belgium.

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Jud Yalkut

Beatles Electroniques (1969) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker: Nam June Paik. Original soundtrack: "Four Loops" by Kenneth Werner. "BEATLES ELECTRONIQUES was shot in black-and-white from live broadcasts of the Beatles while Paik electromagnetically improvised distortions on the receiver, and also from videotaped material produced during a series of experiments with filming off the monitor of a Sony videotape recorder. The film is three minutes long and is accompanied by an electronic soundtrack by composer Ken Werner, called 'Four Loops,' derived from four electronically altered loops of Beatles sound material. The result is an eerie portrait of the Beatles not as pop stars but rather as entities that exist solely in the world of electronic media." -- Gene Youngblood, "Expanded Cinema," 1970. Shown at the 3rd Tokyo Art Film Festival, "Vision and Television" at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and around the world.

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Jud Yalkut

Cinema Metaphysique Nos. 1-4 (1972) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-made with Nam June Paik. CINEMA METAPHYSIQUE NO. I: Silence and sound. A video-film concerning the questions of 'scale.' On a large film projection screen, the video image is monitor life-size. CINEMA METAPHYSIQUE NO. 2, 3 and 4: Sound 'Manodharma No. 8' by Takehisa Kosugi, and the Zen monks of 'The Way of Eihiji.' Cast: Nam June Paik and Takahisa Kosugi. These films are based on the premise of the 'safe'area of film when transferred to video, with the majority of action taking place in the 'unsafe' area which would disappear on a video screen. Shown at "The Artist As Filmmaker" series at the Jewish Museum, NY. Selected for the 1972 Yale Film Festival, New Haven, CT.

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Jud Yalkut

Cinema Metaphysique No. 5 (1967) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-made with Nam June Paik. The entirety of CINEMA METAPHYSIQUE NO. 5 takes places on the four sides of the 'unsafe' TV cut-off zone. "Safe Action Area: that portion of the image inside the camera aperture within which all significant action should take place for 'safe' reproduction on b&w and color home receivers." -- American Cinematographer Manual Selected for the 1972 Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Mike Getz' touring 'Underground Cinema 12' series. Prize Winner, the University of Kansas showing of the Ann Arbor Film Festival tour.

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Jud Yalkut

Kusama's Self-Obliteration (1967) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

A film exploration of the work and aesthetic concepts of Yayoi Kusama, painter, sculptor, and environmentalist, conceived in terms of an intense emotional experience with metaphysical overtones, an extension of my ultimate interest in a total fusion of the arts in a spirit of mutual collaboration. "The obsessive act of covering (destruction of boundaries-identities) gradually equivalent to the ritual of uncovering (Striping away of ego); individual self, destroyed in mask/parody/clustering, is transcended. Mandalic (magic circle meditational form used to concentrate attention to a spiraling in/to a point through which new, expanded awareness is possible. The techniques of superimposition, a mere gimmick in most films, is an apt formal analogue for the dissolution of discreteness, for the meshing-merging of identities in the last orgiastic section of SELF-OBLIERATION -- we are confronted with an atomistic collection of figures interacting but one emergent, undulating Meat-Cloud-Being." -- Paul Sharits. "A mysteriously innocent film." -- P. Adams Sitney, Film Culture. "Yayoi Kusama, a crazy Japanese chick, puts dots on the whole world. Dots move in psychedelia which moves into orgy. Smooth transition." -- Robert Nelson, Canyon Cinemanews. For sale is a DVD is signed limited edition.

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Jud Yalkut

Videotape Study No. 3 (1969) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-made with Nam June Paik. Sound by David Behrman. Sound Editing by Ken Werner. "With David Behrman's music, VIDEOTAPE STUDY NO. 3 has found its perfect media mate." -- Carman Moore, The Village Voice. "VIDEOTAPE STUDY NO. 3 was shot completely off the monitor of the videotape recorder, from previously collected material. There are two sections: the first shows an LBJ press conference in which the tape was halted in various positions to freeze the frame in devastating grimaces; the second section shows Mayor John Lindsay of New York during a press conference, asking someone 'to please sit down,' altered electronically and manually by stopping the tape and moving in slow motion, and by repeating actions. The soundtrack is a political speech composition by David Behrman. In the editing of these films, Yalkut has managed to create an enduring image of the metaphysical nature of video and its process of perception." -- Gene Youngblood, Expanded Cinema, Dutton, NY. Presented at David Behrman's "Electric Ear" concert at the Electric Circus in New York., and in its final version at the "Vision and Television" exhibition at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts in 1970.

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Jud Yalkut

Planes (1972) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

For Trisha Brown. Dancer: Simone Forti. Sound: "Vacuum and Voice" by Simone Forti. With thanks to Jill Johnston, Les Levine, Walter Gutman, and the New York State Council on the Arts. PLANES is an exploration of the corollaries between psychic space and the physical escape of consciousness beyond the earth's biosphere. Conceive of the theater as a vertical tunnel in which the audience is suspended in panes of rows. The city, as centralized magnetic center whose momentum is perpendicular, becomes the escape valve for a continuous ascent, spanning the poetics of macro-and-microcosm, culminating in the brief and rapid deceleration of re-entry. "Bathed with sky-and-earth." -- Newsweek. Created for the dance/film piece created by Trisha Brown for the Intermedia '68 Tour of New York State, culminating in a performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Selected for the "Visual Alchemy" program of the Whitney Museum's New American Filmmaker series, January 1973.

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Jud Yalkut

Electronic Moon No. 2 (1969) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker: Nam June Paik. Music by Debussy. "In ELECTRONIC MOON NO. 2 the combination of music, videotape and film synthesize a new sensation forming a true modern day film-haiku." -- David Bienstock, Late Curator of Film, The Whitney Museum of American Art. "It's a very short, miniature film, but very beautiful." -- Jonas Mekas. "It has one of the best breasts I can recall." -- "Show Business" Magazine. Selected for the Informationsschau of the 1970 Mannheim Film Festival in Germany; the Whitney Museum's "New American Filmmaker Series"; "Vision and Television"; the Ann Arbor Film Festival and Tour; Award for Exceptional Merit, Philadelphia International Festival of Short Films.

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Jud Yalkut

Kenyon Film (1972) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

In memory of Paul Blackburn, American poet and translator. With Paul Blackburn, Joel Fischer, George Landow, Toby Olson, Rob Sikorski, the students and faculty of Kenyon College, and the townspeople of Gambier, Ohio. A psychic portrait of the forces that converge on a small college town when its annual student-run film festival, one of the finest in the country, erupts in alternating meditativeness and activity; with portraits of filmmaker George Landow and the late poet Paul Blackburn, and the doves and stained glass of Kenyon College. Premiered at the Millennium Film workshop, New York, June 1973.

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Jud Yalkut

Aquarian Rushes (1970) 16mm, color, 47 min

Genre: Experimental

Directed and edited by Jud Yalkut. Camera: Jud Yalkut, Jeni Engel, Marty Topp. Video origination: Ira Schneider, Carl Goldberg, David Cort. Sound mix: Ted Wolff. Color by A-One. "Comprises film and videotape from the August (1969) epic freak-out in New York State (White Lake- "Woodstock") with all the groups you can name, and a cast of half a million. Unlike the Rolling Stones films shown on British television, this is full-color and the techniques are more imaginative and acid-based than the Stones film, good as that was." -- Alex Gross, London "International Times." Selected for the Montreal International Festival of Film in 16mm at the Museé des Beaux Arts; the Encounter With The American Cinema at Sorrento, Italy, 1970 (Selection of Martin Scorcese); and the Museum of Modern Art in Paris American Underground Film Weekend. Silent version premiered in 1969, accompanied by video and light show, in the extended opening program of Global Village in New York City.

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Jud Yalkut

Electronic Fables (1971) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker: Nam June Paik The intellectual and visualization functions of the human mind have undergone little integration within the majority of contemporary civilized psyches. Yet realizing full humanity necessitates the complete harmonization of all psychical and physical centers. Is it possible that the formal expression of this existing dichotomy can stimulate a new synthesis? Hypothesis: The absence of sound = enhancement of visual imagery, and vice versa. The alternation of auditory and visual stimulation are mutually enhancing. The visual portions of ELECTRONIC FABLES are selected from the color video imagery of Nam June Paik as filmed during the period 1965-71. The soundtrack voices are: Marcel Duchamp, Marshall McLuhan, John Cage, Allen Ginsberg, Buckminster Fuller, Timothy Leary, Brion Gysin, Moondog, and Ken Kesey. "Minimal... handsome and suggestive." -- Roger Greenspun, "The New York Times." Selected for the Whitney museum of American Art's "Videofilm" program in the New American Filmmakers series.

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Jud Yalkut

Waiting for Commercials (1972) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

"Samual Beckett wrote 'Waiting for Godot' twenty years ago, but instead of Godot, tv commercial after tv commercial arrived" Russell Connor

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Jud Yalkut

John Cage Mushroom Hunting In Stony Point (1973) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

With Shari Dienes, Jeni Engel, Shalom Gurewitz, Shigeko Kubota, and Nam June Paik. Filmic impressions of composer John Cage, mushroom hunting on his home ground of Stony Point, New York; visiting his home for the last time; radiating love towards his friends; and buying fruits and vegetables at the farm market before returning to New York City. "Cage collecting Mushrooms in the woods." -- The Village Voice

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Jud Yalkut

China Cat Sunflower (1973) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

A Bootleg Film Production. With the Grateful Dead. As though one gradually becomes aware of the music of the universe, the Dead break into consciousness as their images merge with the oneness of light, becoming discrete momentarily, then dancing away to the cosmic rhythm that permeates reality. A film composed in the camera in the heat of intuition frame-by-frame, and then recomposed frame-by-frame in the optical printer. "Call Jud Yalkut an experimental filmmaker. He does not deal with story-telling film, but with the invisible-ideas and emotions. Nor does he structure them in a conventional manner. His aim is to disorganize your traditional methods of perception, and then to provide you with some new alternatives... One gets a feeling of vitality, and that the man is indeed into what he is making. He's got a firm grip of what he's doing and where he is heading." -- Syracuse, NY "New Times"

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Jud Yalkut

Slop Print (1973) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

A Bootleg Film Production. Music by Bob Dylan. The ritual of amorous adventure among the domestic peccaries of North America. An eye-opener with humor and lyricism. Premiered at the Millennium Film Workshop. Ann Arbor Film Festival and Tour.

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Jud Yalkut

Light Display: Color (2002) DVD NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

LIGHT DISPLAY: COLOR is the culmination of several years of development of analogue and digital images derived from original 16mm footage shot of the first working reconstruction of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's pioneering kinetic sculpture LIGHT DISPLAY MACHINE, or LICHTEQUILST, first shown at the International Building Exhibition in Paris in 1939. Moholy had designed the sculpture, both to exist as itself, and to be the subject of a projected six-part film called LIGHT DISPLAY, BLACK, WHITE, GRAY, of which only the sixth section featuring the Light Display Machine was finished. In the early 1970's Moholy's wife Sibyl worked with several engineers on a working reconstruction of the machinem, which was exhibited at the Howard Wise Gallery in New York City. --J. Y.

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Jud Yalkut

Video Tanguy (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

VIDEO TANGUY is a 'Cyber-Surrealist' digitally animated tribute to the great Surrealist painter Yves Tanguy, loosely derived from the anthropomorphic figures which populate his atmospheric environments, actualized here within abstract landscapes analogous to his own working backgrounds. An electronic soundtrack reinforces the cyclic humorous flows of the piece which utilizes early forms of digital animation. --J. Y. Premiered at Artists Television Access (ATA) in San Francisco in their curated "Involuntary Discharge" Animation Show (2003) and selected for their First Lower West Side Film Festival in New York City, and their "National Psyche(delia)" program (2005).

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