Item #39109 Openings by USCO: A Projection Environment. USCO.
Openings by USCO: A Projection Environment.


Openings by USCO: A Projection Environment.

Original flyer announcing an installation by USCO at The Black Gate, New York City, May 4-6, 1967. 27x21.5cm. Design probably by Aldo Tambellini. Ink inscription to upper edge of verso reads: "Guest (2) Jud Yalkut" (faint offsetting to lower part from folding).

Aldo Tambellini and Otto Piene opened The Black Gate in March 1967 in the space above The Gate Theatre in the East Village, and dubbed it the first 'Electromedia' Theatre in New York. Its name probably derived from Tambellini's fascination with blackness, expressed in his Black Film Series in which he painted directly on film. He later recalled that "USCO with Gerd Stern and Jud Yalkut did an installation projecting on balloon screens" at The Black Gate, probably the event for which this flyer was made. By this time, two of the original USCO members, Steve and Barbara Durkee, had left to establish the Lama Foundation in New Mexico, intended by them to be USCO's western outpost.

Old pinhole to upper centre, with associated short tear; small dark stain to lower right edge; two old horizontal folds; o/w Very Good plus.