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Ed Rankus, Thorns vs. Roses
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A collage piece. Oppositions of agony and ecstasy are explored. Morticia trims yet another rose stem, while Bugs Bunny takes up Zen. Guilt-wracked, a nun tries furtively to cleans herself of imagined sin. Or attain spiritual release. Various...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: body, religion/spirituality, sexuality

Videofreex, Tosun Bayrak's Love America or Live
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The Videofreex document a street intervention by Turkish artist Tosun Bayrack (b.1926). The performance was to become a notorious example of the element of "shock" in contemporary art. Within the work:

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: art history, documentation, performance

Video Data Bank, Ron Athey: An Interview
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In this interview, extreme performance artist and 1990s culture warrior Ron Athey (b.1961) discusses the genesis of his provocative...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: body, performance, vdb interviews, visiting artists program

The Gift of Gab
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The Gift of Gab presents the sobering tale of life and death, love and loss, all told through a series of simple everyday exchanges. As a father plays with his son, a family sits down to dinner and a mother breastfeeds by the fire,...

 

Collection: New Releases, Kuchar Archive, Single Titles

Tags: family, george kuchar

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Tuesday March 17th, 2015 – 7:00 PM On Tuesday March 17th, we are happy to partner with Chicago’s Roots & Culture Gallery, to present...
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Los Angeles–based filmmaker Rebecca Baron is known for provocative essay films exploring such far-ranging subjects as Britain’s Mass Observation...
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California-based artist Lawrence Andrews focuses on issues of race, identity and power through a cross-disiplinary practice that spans video,...
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This month, Video Data Bank continues its longstanding collaboration with the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The 44th edition of the...
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Video Data Bank has long been devoted to the ongoing preservation of video works in the collection, and we have been working for a number of...
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Reflecting on the last year, all of us at the Video Data Bank feel so fortunate that our work continues to be supported by a community of dedicated...