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.
Some Dark Place
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"In Some Dark Place, filmmaker Cecelia Condit explores the dislocations of identity and memory that aging forces upon us, without losing sight of life's beauty." — Milwaukee Film Festival, 2016 "I have always explored the eerie, dark side of human...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aging, body, environment, magic, nature

2001 colours andy never thought of
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2001 Colours Andy Never Thought Of transforms Warhol’s infamous screen prints of Marilyn Monroe through a process of color manipulation. The viewer witnesses a flurry of changing tones, colors, and shades in a postmodern nod to the scratch genre...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: art history, image processing, painting, visual art

2015 | 26:00
Akula Dreams
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An old Russian Akula submarine, armed with ballistic nuclear missiles, is assigned a new captain. But Captain Pavel seems to care very little for Navy protocol. In fact, he feels the crew’s jobs are a waste of time, preferring to lead discussions...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: science, state, the, war

Fences Make Senses
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Fences Make Senses re-stages and interrogates international barriers and borders using the bodies of non-refugees. Through a series of rehearsals, Barber aims to have privileged bodies experience the themes, situations, and ideas that refugees...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: middle east, migration, performance, politics, post-colonialism

Very Very End
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"In The Very Very End, Barber points to his medium's plastic possibility by somehow traveling into the future and the past nodding to Neville Shute's apocalyptic 1957 novel On The Beach while setting an end-of-days story in a 21st century holiday...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: death and dying, future, literature, politics, science, time, war

Living Like a Nike T Shirt
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"It was as if I was living by the Nike slogan Just Do It."— George Barber

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: diary, performance, self-reflexive video

Pastel Passions
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The fur on his chest testifies to the linkage with primeval beasts.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: body, camp, humor, lgbtq, religion/spirituality

Memory Palace
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Memory Palace is a short video grounded in the personal history of the artist. A discovery of a photo album activates memories of physical spaces, which in turn open doors to reminiscences of past family life. Inspired by the classical method of...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, city, diary, family, memory, music, photography, race

My Idol Is Reality
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My Only Idol is Reality is a video work created from an excerpt of Season One of MTV’s "The Real World." The piece uses repetition as a framework for abstraction —  re-recording the video between tape

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, documentary, found footage, race, television