Critical Writing Index

Interview: Between Film and Video: The Intermedia Art of Jud Yalkut: An Interview with Jud Yalkut

by Sabrina Gschwandtner

Millenium Film Journal, Fall 2004, no. 42, pp. 67-84

Experimental film and video artist Jud Yalkut is interviewed. Yalkut discusses his lengthy career, which involved numerous well-received avant-garde works during the 1960s and early 1970s, several of which were in collaboration with Nam June Paik. Yalkut reflects on his initial childhood attraction to filmmaking, his early studies in poetry as a college student in Canada, and his eventual transition into electronic media while living in New York City during the early 1960s. He also comments on his promotion of the term "intermedia" during the 1960s, which refers to different media working together in the same production. Yalkut comments on the evolution of the experimental video community in America since the 1970s and also on his career after his 1973 relocation to Ohio, where he has worked in academia, as a writer and critic, as a collage artist, and on various video-related endeavors.

Keywords: poetry, electronic media, experimental video

ITEM 2004.162 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Self Obliteration (1967)Jud Yalkut

Manipulations (1969)Jud Yalkut

26'1.1499 For A String Player (1973)Jud Yalkut

Beatles Electronique (1966-69)Jud Yalkut

Electronic Fables (1966-72)