The Vasulka Effect

The Importance Of Having Fun
‘The Vasulka Effect’ is a heartwarming documentary about the lives of the legendary video artists Steina and Woody Vasulka, who are often referred to as the grandparents of the “YouTube generation.” The film, mainly narrated by Steina, begins in the late 50s in Prague, where the Icelandic violinist met film student Woody Vasulka, who promptly asked her to marry him.
The documentary alternates between their retirement home in Santa Fe, revisiting the places that shaped their lives, and snippets from their private collection of over 1,000 hours of video footage. From their time of founding ‘The Kitchen’ in New York, they even provided previously unseen footage of Andy Warhol, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Jethro Tull, Jackie Curtis, Candy Darling, Patti Smith among others for the film.
by Lea Müller
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