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.
2014 | 38:00
Forest Law
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Forest Law underlines the persistent fact that we are yet to learn to live otherwise in an age defined by the colossal consequences of a new socio-geological order we ourselves have created through irresponsible interactions with Earth’s systems.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: activism, documentary, environment, indigenous, nature

Nine Hamlet RGB
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Nine Hamlet RGB engages a simple algorithm to destabilize the timing of the red, green and blue frame sequential display system while incorporating fragmented, appropriated “to be or not to be” excerpts from nine Hamlet films. The audio is the...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: film theory, hollywood, image processing

Steven Go Get Me A Switch
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Told through the voices of three elderly South Carolinian's who reside in the homes in which they were born, Steven Go Get Me A Switch is an oral history mapping dichotomies of gender, familial mythologies,...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aging, family, gender, lgbtq, love, memory, sexuality, youth/childhood

See a Dog, Hear a Dog
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Taking its title from a sound design maxim and using it as a conceit to grasp the desire for connection, See A Dog, Hear A Dog probes the limits and possibilities of communication. In this liminal cinematic space, the fear of conscious machines is...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, language, technology

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An elegy to Diane Burns on the shapes of mortality and being, and the forms the transcendent spirit takes while descending upon landscapes of life and death. A place for new mythologies to syncopate with deterritorialized movement and song,...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: artist portraits, death and dying, indigenous, poetry

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Sections 1-30 of an incomplete extended poem describing the artist's connection to the radical black tradition. The completed poem will be formed of 180 sections. "Lessons are all about constraints; they are thirty seconds, must feature a black...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: advertisement(s), african-american, body, consumer culture, diary, politics, post-colonialism, race, television

Lessons: XXXI-LX
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Sections 31-60 of an incomplete extended poem describing the artist's connection to the radical black tradition. The completed poem will be formed of 180 sections. "Lessons are all about constraints; they are thirty seconds, must feature a...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: advertisement(s), african-american, body, consumer culture, poetry, politics, post-colonialism, race, television

2016 | 1:37:17
FEELINGS
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An original program for VDB TV curated by Rachael Rakes and Leo Goldsmith. These striking videos each examine a force of feeling which is beyond emotion or affect, and which often elicit physical sensation.

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases

Tags: architecture, body, dance, gender, humor, language, love, memory, mental landscape, performance, philosophy, race

Rirkrit Tiravaniha: An Interview
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Rirkrit Tiravanija’s work explores the social role of the artist, and that role’s ability to create interactive spaces for people to come together. Focusing less on the construction of discrete objects, he maintains a practice predicated on diffuse...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Interviews

Tags: conceptual art, interview, vdb interviews, visiting artists program