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.
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Largely focused on the critical use of language both archaic and contemporary, poet Caroline Bergvall’s work asks questions about cultural identity and feminism and explores challenging or unknown historical and political events. She works across...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: feminism, lgbtq, literature, poetry, vdb interviews

Juliana Huxtable: An Interview
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Juliana Huxtable was born in Texas and studied at Bard College, NY. An artist working across video, photography, poetry, and music, her practice demands a reexamination of the canon of art history in order to break the cycle of misrepresentation...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, body, feminism, lgbtq, trans-sexuality

Liza Béar + 4 others
2017 | 1:07:18
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VDB TV: Decades, The 1980s

An original program for VDB TV: Decades curated by Steve Reinke.

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases

Tags: culture jamming, death and dying, feminism, language, love, philosophy, sexuality

2017 | 09:00
SoulSurfers, Mike Kuchar
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Two earthbound bodies soul-surf into a new age of enlightenment!

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: body

2011 | 01:46
MICKRYS
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This video is about two fictional characters, as in letters, and two fictional characters, as in anthropomorphized mice, falling in love. Just as they start their love-dance they are separated by The Hand of language/culture/logic and are...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, language, love

Jessie Mott + 1 other
2017 | 04:08
Eat Your Secrets
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The fourth collaboration between Jessie Mott and Steve Reinke continues its melancholic musings on desire and mourning, this time with more twerking. Hypnotic backgrounds and eccentric animals lend to its psychedelic...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, animation, death and dying, humor, mental landscape, philosophy, poetry, sexuality

2016 | 34:00
The Art of Intervention: The Performances of JuanSí González
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This documentary explores the groundbreaking street performances of Cuban artist JuanSí González during the 1980s. A pioneer of relational aesthetic practice in Cuba, González transformed public spaces in Havana into laboratories for edgy...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: art history, conceptual art, documentary, performance

In The Jungle
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In The Jungle painfully and sorrowfully tells the tale of an unreliable narrator in a self-imposed exile. Given a grant to study the equivalent of animal cries and whines in jungle flora our heroine has lived for 1,612 days deep in an...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, music, philosophy, poetry

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My subconscious has melted away and seems to have been replaced by the muted, jangled chorus of my microbiome. I'm not sure if this condition is rare or widespread. I expect it is widespread and that our microbiomes are battling with our...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: death and dying, mental landscape, philosophy, religion/spirituality