Experimental film and video pioneer Jud Yalkut made Turn! Turn! Turn! in 1966 with input from his frequent collaborator Nam June Paik.
In addition to Paik, Yalkut credits various sources and artists for the imagery in the film:
“cybernated light-refracting sculptures (Nicholas Schoffer), moving reflected ‘lumia’ light (Julio LeParc), electronically controlled and strobed light (USCO), and the ‘pure’ electronic light which the cathode ray tube emits (Nam June Paik).”
Turn! Turn! Turn! was created at a time in which film makers believed that cinema had the power to raise consciousness or to be a part of, in Yalkut’s’s words, a “spiritual transformation.” His vision resonated with the psychedelic culture of the moment and his films made the rounds of be-ins’ concerts and happenings. The alchemical power of his work is still pretty mindblowing.