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.
Tales of a Future Past (2017)
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Tales of a Future Past is a video about a giraffe and a zebra who fight over an undefined baby creature, in hopes of making it one of their own species. Using toy masks and a sparse theatricality, Cecelia Condit creates a contemporary...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aging, animals, environment, family, feminism

Meat with Bones
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He is Earth, Sky, and the Universe. He is Creation's creator.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: camp, religion/spirituality

Waypoint, Follow, Orbit, Focus, Track, Pan
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Every country employs specific techniques for disguising its soldiers, every army has developed its own camouflage uniforms. Croatia is one of the few countries in the world that uses a digitized shape of its own territory in its camouflage...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: eastern european, image processing, landscape, surveillance, technology, war

Jem Cohen "Birth of a Nation"
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In Birth of a Nation, Jem Cohen takes his camera to Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration and to the next day’s protests.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: city, documentary, politics

Ken Kobland "The Nothing That Is"
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The Nothing That Is stems from the environment of our streets, both the “virtual” and “other reality” which inhabits them.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: city, film or videomaking, film theory, hollywood, photography

Martine Syms + 7 others
2017 | 2:31:07
Storyteller, Nicolas Provost
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VDB TV: Decades, The 2010s

An original program for VDB TV: Decades curated by Omar Kholeif.

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases

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

George Barber "We Need to Speak Tony"
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Five improvisers are asked to ‘channel’ the psyche of Tony Blair. George Barber asks questions, and also feeds the improvisers anecdotes from various sources about Tony Blair’s life and experience as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: european film/video, history, politics, portrait, war

Dani Levanthal Sheila Wilson "Strangely Ordinary This Devotion"
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Strangely Ordinary This Devotion is a visceral exploration of feral domesticity, queer desire, and fantasy in a world under the threat of climate change. Utilizing and exploding archetypes, the film offers a radical approach to...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: environment, feminism, gender, lgbtq, love

2016 | 09:16
Jem Cohen "Bury Me Not"
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This film is closely related to my last feature-length project, Counting. I take the temperature of a neighborhood. In this case, the place is my New York. I think about street life and its threatened demise – a death ushered in...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: architecture, city, documentary, environment, politics