Ed Halter

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Ed Halter
Occupation(s)curator, writer

Ed Halter is a film programmer, writer, and founder of Light Industry[further explanation needed], a microcinema in Brooklyn, New York. He currently teaches at Bard College, where he is Critic in Residence.[1]


His writing has been featured in Artforum, The Believer, Bookforum, Cinema Scope, frieze, Little Joe, Mousse, Rhizome, Triple Canopy, and Village Voice.[2] Halter is interested in the intersection of video games, digital media, and American experimental film.


His first book From Sun Tzu to Xbox was released in 2006.[3] He has edited the compilation Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty First Century (2015), with Lauren Cornell. His edited volume From The Third Eye: The Evergreen Review Film Reader was published by Seven Stories Press in 2018; it is a compilation of essays from Evergreen Review which were published from 1950-1970.[4]

Film programming[edit]

Halter has programmed and worked on various film festivals, particularly the New York Underground Film Festival, which ran from 1994 to 2008.[5] He currently helps run and program events at Light Industry.[6] Light Industry is an exhibition space for experimental film currently housed in Greenpoint, Brooklyn,[7] after moving several locations in and around Brooklyn.[8] Light Industry has the goal of creating a space for the curation and cultivation of a thriving, but fragmented art scene.[9]


In 2017, Halter was awarded the Carl & Marlynn Thoma Art Foundation's Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art as an emerging writer.[10]


  1. ^ "Faculty". FILM & ELECTRONIC ARTS. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  2. ^ Consulting, Business Technology. "CCS Bard | Ed Halter". www.bard.edu. Retrieved 2017-12-14. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  3. ^ "bio : ed halter dot com". www.edhalter.com. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  4. ^ "From the Third Eye". sevenstories.com. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  5. ^ "The End of the New York Underground Film Festival". Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  6. ^ "Cinema as an Event: An Interview with Light Industry's Ed Halter". Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  7. ^ "Light Industry". www.lightindustry.org. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  8. ^ "Light Industry: Building a New Kind of Cinema in Industry City | NYABlog | New York Art Beat". www.nyartbeat.com. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  9. ^ Lim, Dennis (2011-09-02). "Microcinemas Pack a Special Mission in a Small Space". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  10. ^ "2017 Recipients: Rudolf Frieling & Ed Halter". Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation. 2017-11-21. Retrieved 2019-10-18.