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.
The Alphabet Garden, Mike Kuchar
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His face is strong and seems unaffected by the trials in his life — however it is nothing but a mask — skin is what he hides behind.

 

Collection: New Releases

Tags: body, lgbtq, myth, poetry

Wendy Clarke, One on One: Arnold and Ahneva
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Featuring Arnold and Ahneva from Wendy Clarke's One on One video series, this video dialogue deeply connects the pair through discussion of Black brother and sisterhood. The two find comfort in sharing their own creative individualities...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: incarceration, race, social justice

Wendy Clark, One on One: Ken and Louise
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Featuring Ken and Louise from Wendy Clarke's One on One video series, this video exchange encompasses a shared passion for music and pure emotional vulnerability that creates an incredibly intimate relationship between these two...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: incarceration, race, social justice

One on One: Ricky and Cecelia, Wendy Clarke
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Featuring Ricky and Cecelia from Wendy Clarke's One on One video series, this video exchange between the pair explores topics concerning sibling love, decaying family relationships, and a shared interest in professional football....

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: incarceration, politics, social justice

Mike Kuchar, Blue Nights, Foggy Days
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A hot wind licks his face. His blood burns hot; it can bake bread, heat a house, warm a bed.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: lgbtq, sexuality

Hermine Freed + 5 others
2018 | 1:12:24
Arbitrary Fragments, Barbara Aronofsky Latham
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The emergence of video art tools in the late 1960s and early 1970s paved the way for an extraordinary number of outstanding art works by women. Captivated by the relative accessibility, portability and immediacy of Sony’s Video Portapak recording...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases, Compilations

Tags: art history, autobiography, body, death and dying, feminism, gender, memory, performance, politics, sexuality

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