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.
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 Hadassah, 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...

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive

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

Martine Syms "Incense Sweaters & Ice"
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Incense Sweaters & Ice is a new feature film inspired by the idea that anything one does while being watched is a performance. The film follows three protagonists — Mrs. Queen Esther Bernetta White, Girl, and WB (“whiteboy”) — as...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, feature length, performance, surveillance

Evan Meaney "+ + We Will Love You For Ever"
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"This is an experimental virtual reality artwork, and while it offers opportunity for interaction, calling this a game goes too far. It is a disappointment simulator, a best-artist-ever-all-the-time artist simulator, a hospice simulator. The...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: mental landscape, multimedia, technology, video games

Jesse McLean "Wherever You Go, There We Are"
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In this experimental travelogue, efforts to sound human and look natural instead become artifical. The scenery is provided through photo-chromed vintage postcards, displaying not only scenic North American landscapes but also the rise of...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: memory, technology, travel

Anne McGuire
2017 | 09:00
Anne McGuire "Oh Hi Anne"
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Made using voicemails the Kuchar brothers left on her home answering machine, the artist reveals George and Mike in all their candid honesty leading up to and following George’s untimely death in 2011. McGuire floats their voices along a river of...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animation, artist portraits, drawing, george kuchar, memory

Sky Hopinka "Anti-Objects, or Space Without Path or Boundary"
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“The individual is not an autonomous, solitary object but a thing of uncertain extent, with ambiguous boundaries. So too is matter, which loses much of its allure the moment it is reduced to an object, shorn of its viscosity, pressure and...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: city, environment, indigenous, memory