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.
2017 | 7:47:37
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VDB TV: Decades is a unique five-disc compilation that casts a distinctive eye over the development of video as an art form from the early 1970s to the present, produced during 2017 in celebration of the 40th...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases, Compilations

Tags: activism, aids/hiv, art history, performance, politics, technology, video history

Kent Lambert Videoworks: Volume 1
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VDB is proud to present Kent Lambert Videoworks: Volume 1. Lambert is a Chicago-based musician and media artist. His creative output primarily consists of vocal driven art-pop music and pop-inflected video art made from...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations

Tags: culture jamming, humor, multimedia, technology, videoworks

Sadie Benning + 5 others
2016 | 1:15:12
Sapphire and the Slave Girl, 1995, Leah Gilliam
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VDB TV: Decades, The 1990s

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases, Compilations

Tags: activism, african-american, aids/hiv, camp, culture jamming, death and dying, feminism, lgbtq, love, media analysis, performance, politics, psa, sexuality, social justice, video history

Marshall Reese + 1 other
2016 | 1:30:00
Political Advertisement 2016
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The latest in Muntadas and Reese's series documenting the selling of the American presidency features political ads from the 1950s to ads from the 2016 campaigns, and highlights the development of the political...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: advertisement(s), media analysis, politics, television

I Really Hear That: "Quality Control" and Other Works
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Kevin Jerome Everson combines the observational and theoretical in innovative ways that shed light on life in Black America. In doing so, Everson asks us to meditate on the implications of Blackness, work, and creativity. An original essay...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations

Tags: african-american, experimental film, labor, politics, race

2016 | 17:44
This Was Home
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This Was Home is comprised of three channels, which present three generations of the artist’s family. On one screen Levy presents her maternal grandfather, Karl Ribstein, another shows her father, Yossi Levy, and the third presents the...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: autobiography, eastern european, found footage, history, jewish, memory, middle east, migration

Best is Man's Breath Quality Sara Magenheimer
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As an ominous voice guides us through Best Is Man’s Breath Quality, we are confronted by dense and complex images and sounds that appear and disappear before us. From primates engaging with their reflected selves to glowing...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: language, sound

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...

 

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...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: film theory, hollywood, image processing