of the most influential filmmakers making experimental cinema in New York
in the 1960s was Jud Yalkut... Since then, Yalkut has gone on to consolidate
an enviable reputation as one of the most important metamedia artists
in American independent cinema."
Yalkut has collaborated in dozens of intermedia performances throughout
the United State since 1965, when he became resident filmmaker for USCO
at their commune in Garnerville, New York... Yalkut displays a sense of
control and orchestration that is the result of working closely with superimpositions
within the film frame. Thus in the superimposition of multiple-projection
environments he is able to control not only the spatial and temporal dimensions
of a performance, but the graphic composition and integrity of the images
as well. The result is a 'film performance' in the fullest sense."
"The work of
Jud Yalkut emerged out of the radical, politicized utopianism of the 1960s...
Yalkut continues to explore the theme of inner contemplation in 'Vision
Cantos' (2000), his most recent video installation, whose title reflects
the breaking down of boundaries among disciplines that has characterized
all his work... Once again, the viewer is encouraged to perceive the projected
image as a total experience."