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.
Wendy Clarke
2011 | 1:37:00
Wendy Clarke; The Love Tapes
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A selection of Love Tapes — a collection of video recordings of 2,500 people from diverse backgrounds who share their personal feelings about love. Love, as described throughout the tapes, is not defined by any one singular meaning, but...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: love, portrait

2017 | 7:47:37
VDB TV: Decades
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VDB TV: Decades is a unique series that casts a distinctive eye over the development of video as an art form from the early 1970s to the present, produced to mark the 40th anniversary of the Video Data Bank. Each program in this five-...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases, Box Sets, Compilations

Tags: african-american, artist portraits, autobiography, experimental film, future, media analysis, memory, middle east, politics, portrait, self-reflexive video, television, war

Filipa César + 1 other
2018 | 35:00
Filipa César and Louis Henderson; Sunstone
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Sunstone tracks Fresnel lenses from their site of production to their exhibition in a museum of lighthouses and navigational devices. It also examines the diverse social contexts in which optics are implicated, contrasting the system of...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: art history, history, multimedia, post-colonialism, technology

Filipa César
2013 | 10:43
Filipa César, Conakry
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Staged at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Conakry is a sequence shot on 16mm film that travels through time, space and media to revisit one film reel from the Guinean archive. This particular reel documents an exhibition curated...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: art history, history, post-colonialism

Filipa César
2012 | 10:08
Filipa César, Cacheu
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Cacheu is a 10-minute shot of a lecture, performed by Joana Barrios, revolving around four colonial statues, which are stored today at the Fortress of Cacheu, one of the first bastions constructed by the Portuguese in 1588 in order to...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: art history, history, post-colonialism, sculpture

Filipa César
2014 | 33:48
Filipa César, Mined Soil
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The film-essay Mined Soil revisits the work of the Guinean agronomist Amílcar Cabral, who studied soil erosion in the Alentejo region of Portugal through the lens of his political engagement as a leader of the African Liberation Movement...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: activism, history, post-colonialism

Mike Kuchar
2018 | 09:00
Mike Kuchar; Street Meat
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When the body's 'primal' urges feel deprived in a 'modern' age, a debate about 'sex' and 'love' ensues to resolve the question — perhaps even find some solution that will suffice! 

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: lgbtq, sexuality

Nadav Assor
2015 | 1:16:00
Nadav Assor, Strip / Musrara
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Strip / Musrara is part of Assor's ongoing “Strip” series, set in Jerusalem’s Musrara neighborhood. It is an attempt to create a living map that is both collective and subjective – a plurality of combined perspectives. Not a map of the exact...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: installation, jewish, middle east, religion/spirituality, technology

The Seven Wonders of the World, Donnigan Cumming
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A compilation of too-close observation, animation, and stolen momenets, The Seven Wonders of the World adds an eighth: survival at the edge of the known universe - bare-plus life. 

Combining...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aging, animation, multimedia