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.
Susan Mogul
2018 | 25:00
Susan Mogul "Mom's Move"
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Part bio, part memoir, Mom’s Move is an intergenerational film about mothers and daughters, women and photography, remembering and forgetting, and the tension between women’s private and public selves.

Rhoda Mogul, housewife and...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aging, family, feminism

Martine Syms "SHE MAD: Laughing Gas"
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Syms’s 4-channel installation — avaliable through VDB as a single channel video — follows the central character (an aspiring artist also named Martine Syms) on a journey home from the dentist after receiving “laughing gas.” Mixing multiple...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, comedy, culture jamming, installation, television

Wonders Wander, Shu Lea Cheang
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Made for Madrid Pride 2017, Wonders Wander is a location based mobi-web-serial with four fictional episodes set in Madrid.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aids/hiv, body, camp, lgbtq, sexuality, social justice, transgender

Shu Lea Cheang
2005 | 30:00
Shu Lea Cheang "LOVEME2030"
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Paris, as in other metropolitan European cities, is rejuvenated by the influx of border crossing urbanites. While the old guard Europeans accept the arrival of the New Europeans, the tension of the urban mix is recounted in the collective tangled...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: love, sexuality

Sky Hopinka "Venite et Loquamur"
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A group of students and teachers gather in an historical mansion in the woods of West Virginia for a week-long retreat in spoken Latin. I observe and I participate while navigating the errata with my camera.
— Sky Hopinka

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: landscape, language

Sky Hopinka "Dislocation Blues"
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An incomplete and imperfect portrait of reflections from Standing Rock. Cleo Keahna recounts his experiences entering, being at, and leaving the camp and the difficulties and the reluctance in looking back with a clear and critical eye. Terry...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: activism, documentary, indigenous, landscape

eteam
2017 | 25:35
ETEAM "The Afterlife of Working Gloves and why Mother Nature doesn’t wear them"
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For over two years we made it our business to document abandoned working gloves on the streets of NYC. The feelings and thoughts that surrounded this activity connected to the ways his family relates to Gregor Samsa as a cockroach, or whatever...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: city, documentation, labor, nature

Jem Cohen
2017 | 02:32
Jem Cohen "This Climate"
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Jem Cohen assembles images that demonstrate the economization of public space; the stock exchange on a LED display board, the company logo on cars, the mobile phone as tool of e-commerce. This Climate is not about the change of weather...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: city, documentation, environment

Videofreex, The Jerusalem Tapes
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In 1971 the curator Allon Schoerner was commissioned by Hasassah, a Jewish women’s organization, to create an exhibition about Jerusalem for the Jewish Museum in New York City.  As part of this endeavor, three artists were sent overseas to...

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive

Tags: documentation, expedition/travel, history, jewish, middle east, religion/spirituality, travel