Curated Compilations

Curated compilations are multiple titles programmed around a particular subject or theme. The majority of these were produced by the Video Data Bank.
Lynda Benglis + 9 others
2017 | 1:41:56
On Screen, Lynda Benglis
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An original program for VDB TV: Decades curated by Robyn Farrell. Taking inspiration from Hershman Leeson’s essay Reflections on the Electric Mirror, this program concentrates on work from the first decade of American video art and focuses on...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases, Compilations

Tags: art history, blu-ray, body, conceptual art, feminism, mental landscape, performance, technology, television

2017 | 7:00:00
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Video Data Bank is pleased to offer a DVD subscription to VDB TV: Decades, a unique five-part streaming series that casts a distinctive eye over the development of video as an art form from the early 1970s to the present. This 5-disc...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases, Compilations

Tags: activism, aids/hiv, art history, performance, politics, technology, video history

Sadie Benning + 5 others
2016 | 1:15:12
Sapphire and the Slave Girl, 1995, Leah Gilliam
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An original program for VDB TV: Decades curated by Solveig Nelson. This program focuses on a form of double vision — seeing the 1960s through the lens of the 1990s — in American video art in the 1990s.

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases, Compilations

Tags: activism, african-american, aids/hiv, camp, culture jamming, death and dying, feminism, lgbtq, love, media analysis, performance, politics, psa, sexuality, social justice, video history

2016 | 1:37:17
FEELINGS
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An original program for VDB TV curated by Rachael Rakes and Leo Goldsmith. These striking videos each examine a force of feeling which is beyond emotion or affect, and which often elicit physical sensation.

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases

Tags: architecture, body, dance, gender, humor, language, love, memory, mental landscape, performance, philosophy, race

ETC: Experimental Television Center 1969 - 2009
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ETC: Experimental Television Center 1969-2009 is a five-DVD box set presenting the electronic media work of over one hundred artists who participated in the Center’s Residency Program during a 40-year period. The collection offers a look at the...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, DVD Box Sets

Tags: experimental film, image processing, television, video history

Suitable Video, Volume 1
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This program loosely organizes work by a number of artists who showed at Suitable Gallery a DIY exhibition space located in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, during its 5 year run between 1999 and 2004. It speaks more of a community of artists...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: chicago art

Birthday Suit with scars and defects, Lisa Steele
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How useful is personal testimony to History? The most abstract of all the works that focus on personal narrative in this program is certainly Lisa Steele’s Birthday Suit with scars and defects, in which the artist gently caresses every scar on her...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: architecture, body, expedition/travel, family, feminism, middle east, politics, post-colonialism

(Posthume) (Posthumous), Ghassan Salhab
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This program presents different approaches to looking at war, and to using images of war. My Friend Imad and the Taxi is an unfinished work from two amateur filmmakers, both passionate about film, who lived in Beirut in the eighties when the city...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: european film/video, experimental film, family, future, media analysis, middle east, music, photography, politics, surveillance, war

Detail, Avi Mograbi
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Border situations have inspired writers, artists and filmmakers, particularly within the context of divisions and border control within the Middle East. Who draws the borders? What are the effects of imposing them, of imposing checkpoints? This...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: body, eastern european, family, landscape, middle east, war