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.
Marshall Reese + 1 other
2016 | 1:30:00
Antonio Muntadas and Michael Reese 'Political Advertisement 2016'
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The latest in Muntadas and Reese's series documenting the selling of the American presidency features political ads from the 1950s to ads from the 2016 campaigns, and highlights the development of the political...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: advertisement(s), media analysis, politics, television

I Really Hear That: "Quality Control" and Other Works
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Kevin Jerome Everson combines the observational and theoretical in innovative ways that shed light on life in Black America. In doing so, Everson asks us to meditate on the implications of Blackness, labor, and creativity. An original essay...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations

Tags: african-american, experimental film, labor, politics, race

Dana Levy
2016 | 17:44
This Was Home
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This Was Home is comprised of three channels, which present three generations of the artist’s family. On one screen Levy presents her maternal grandfather, Karl Ribstein, another shows her father, Yossi Levy, and the third presents the...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: autobiography, eastern european, found footage, history, jewish, memory, middle east, migration

Best is Man's Breath Quality Sara Magenheimer
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As an ominous voice guides us through Best Is Man’s Breath Quality, we are confronted by dense and complex images and sounds that appear and disappear before us. From primates engaging with their reflected selves to glowing...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: language, sound

Steven Go Get Me A Switch
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Told through the voices of three elderly South Carolinian's who reside in the homes in which they were born, Steven Go Get Me A Switch is an oral history mapping dichotomies of gender, familial...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aging, family, gender, lgbtq, love, memory, sexuality, youth/childhood

See a Dog, Hear a Dog
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Taking its title from a sound design maxim and using it as a conceit to grasp the desire for connection, See A Dog, Hear A Dog probes the limits and possibilities of communication. In this liminal cinematic space, the fear of conscious...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, language, technology

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Sections 1-30 of an incomplete extended poem describing the artist's connection to the radical black tradition. The completed poem will be formed of 180 sections.

"Lessons are all about constraints; they are thirty seconds, must feature a...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: advertisement(s), african-american, body, consumer culture, diary, politics, post-colonialism, race, television

Lessons: XXXI-LX
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Sections 31-60 of an incomplete extended poem describing the artist's connection to the radical black tradition. The completed poem will be formed of 180 sections.

"Lessons are all about constraints; they are...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: advertisement(s), african-american, body, consumer culture, poetry, politics, post-colonialism, race, television

Steve Reinke "Welcome to David Wojnarowicz Week"
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Welcome to David Wojnarowicz Week is the follow up to A Boy Needs a Friend. Reinke proposes a new holiday with the motto MORE RAGE LESS DISGUST: David...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: death and dying, found footage, lgbtq, memory