New Releases

New Releases consists of the latest acquisitions to the VDB collections, be they contemporary works by artists, titles that are newly-preserved or edited that are now being made available to audiences, or recently released DVD Box Sets or compilations.
Ephraim Asili "Fluid Frontiers"
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Fluid Frontiers is the fifth and final film in an ongoing series of films exploring Asili’s personal relationship to the African Diaspora. Shot along the Detroit River, Fluid Frontiers explores the...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, experimental film, history, language, memory, poetry, post-colonialism, race

2011 | 15:00
Ephraim Asili "Forged Ways"
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Filmed on location in Harlem (NY) and Ethiopia, Forged Ways oscillates between the first person account of a filmmaker, a man navigating the streets of Harlem, and the day to day life in the cities and villages of Ethiopia.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, city, expedition/travel, experimental film

2016 | 12:00
Ephraim Asili "Kindah"
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Kindah was shot in Hudson, NY and Accompong, Jamaica. Accompong was founded in 1739 after rebel slaves and their descendants fought a protracted war with the British leading to the establishment of a treaty between the two sides. The...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, experimental film, history, memory, post-colonialism, race, war

Steve Reinke + 5 others
2017 | 1:14:55
RE:THE_OPERATION, Paul Chan
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VDB TV: Decades, The 2000s

An original program for VDB TV: Decades curated by Aily Nash.

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases, Compilations

Tags: media analysis, memory, politics, state, the, surveillance, technology, television, time, war

Lanesville TV: January 26th, 1973
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On January 26, 1973, the Videofreex’s installment of Lanesville TV (Channel 3) consists of an interview with a follower of the Divine Light Mission, a semi-religious organization lead at the time by then-17-year-old Guru Maharaj Ji.

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: interview, television

Musica Electronica Viva at Baggie's
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Musica Electronica Viva at Baggie’s is a quintessential Videofreex work in its documentation style and explicit discussion of the Videofreex project. The video is a live recording of an experimental music performance, Musica Electronica...

 

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

Tags: music, performance

St. Marks: New Years Eve
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St. Marks: New Years Eve combines political commentary with non-narrative segments that celebrate the medium of video. The video’s tonal climax occurs at its beginning, in which a large crowd gathers at a live music event and stands to...

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: media analysis, politics

Liquid Image
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September 24th, 2016, North Avenue Beach, Chicago. It was a sunny day. According to the weather report, the temperature was 75°F, with the barometer reading of 30 inches height and the wind speed of 13 miles per hour. The time was 2:27 pm, I was...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: chicago art, city, environment, landscape, technology

Pizzly Bear
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In imaginary landscapes where trees talk and frogs turn to handsome princes, Pizzly Bear is a story of a cross between a Grizzly and Polar Bear. Like in so many fables, the story is based in fact and this small animal is an archetypal...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, environment