New Releases

Year of the Spawn, Matt Wolf
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Year of the Spawn is an archival collage inspired by the synonymous song by the “gay church folk” band The Hidden Cameras. Wolf interpreted the song as an anthem for doomed youth. Having recently finished the historical film...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: found footage, history, lgbtq, music video

Ray Yoshida: An Interview
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As a well-known painter and collagist, teacher at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and mentor to the Chicago Imagists, Ray...

 

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

Tags: art collectors, art history, artist spaces, chicago art, vdb interviews, visual art

Tom Rubnitz, Listen to This
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Listen to This is a fragment of collective memory that finds critical relevance in contemporary Queer discourse.  Tom Rubnitz weaves narration, image, and a form of temporality, dislocated from ‘real time’, into a video where artist...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: activism, aids/hiv, chicago art, death and dying, lgbtq, media analysis

Dani Leventhal Videoworks: Volume 1
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The work of Dani Leventhal explores the complicated space that exists between decay and renewal, intimacy and disconnection and the sacred and mundane. The six pieces that comprise Dani Leventhal Videoworks: Volume 1 each examine these...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations

Tags: animals, body, death and dying, diary, expedition/travel, family, jewish, lgbtq, middle east, religion/spirituality, sexuality, youth/childhood

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