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Hester Scheurwater Videoworks: Volume 2
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In her overt challenge to conventional modes of femininity and sexuality, Hester Scheurwater confronts the viewer with her own body. The distorted, doll-like characters she plays in her video performances balance between fantasy and reality...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations

Tags: animals, body, european film/video, family, feminism, gender, mental landscape, performance, videoworks, youth/childhood

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

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In this interview, American writer, artist, performer Eileen Myles (b.1949) discusses the various philosophies that motivate her work,...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Interviews

Tags: body, feminism, interview, lgbtq, literature, poetry, politics, vdb interviews

2014 | 23:30
Ben Russell, Atlantis
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"We Utopians are happy / This will last forever"

Loosely framed by Plato's invocation of the lost continent of Atlantis in 360 BC and its re-re-resurrection via a 1970s science fiction pulp novel, Atlantis is a documentary...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: landscape, minimalism, myth, nature

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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...