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 the series entitled The Diaspora Suite exploring Asili’s personal...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

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

Ephraim Asili
2011 | 15:00
Ephraim Asili "Forged Ways"
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The Diaspora Suite

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...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

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

Ephraim Asili
2016 | 12:00
Ephraim Asili "Kindah"
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The Diaspora Suite

 

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