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This observational documentary presents Venice as a city inundated with tourists as well as periodic bouts of high water. The tourists take pictures, and endure the flooded areas of Piazza San Marcos. On the canals tourists ride in gondolas while...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: documentary, environment, travel

Life and People
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"Playing like a series of overheard conversations, Life and People grapples with communication, language, and recitation by staging common situations—a doctor’s prognosis, a teacher’s report to a parent—in the director’s signature...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: humor, language, performance

Shuddhabrata Sengupta: An Interview
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In this interview, Indian artist Shuddhabrata Sengupta (b. 1968) discusses his role in the initiation of the Raqs Media Collective, a...

 

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

Tags: activism, art collective, artist spaces, asian-american, conceptual art, documentation, interview, language, vdb interviews

The Name is not the Thing named, Deborah Stratman
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In support of experiences that are essentially common, but to which language does not easily adhere, the video passes through places that are both themselves, and stand-ins for others. The title is taken from Aleister Crowley’s 1918 translation...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: language, poetry

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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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