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.
Michael Robinson "Onward Lossless Follows"
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A password-protected love affair, a little vapor on Venus, and a horse with no name ride out in search of a better world. Against the mounting darkness, a willing abduction offers a stab at tomorrow.

Please note that strobe effects...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: image processing, love

Sara Magenheimer - Art and Theft
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Magenheimer’s video explores the bounds of narrative and the illusion of received wisdom in the seven minutes and twenty-two seconds it takes to rob a house. Here, images of medieval art, popular cinema, and “live” news reportage speak...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: art criticism, culture jamming

Frédéric Moffet "Fever Freaks"
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A detective is hired to find the original copy of a lost ancient book. The book recounts the tale of a plague. A form of radiation, unknown at the present time, activates a virus. The virus affects the sexual and fear centers in the brain and...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aids/hiv, death and dying, lgbtq, literature

Rosa Barba "Disseminate and Hold"
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Rosa Barba’s work Disseminate and Hold investigates man-made geographies and landscapes, and how these are often deeply enmeshed with political agendas and utopian visions.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: landscape, politics

Shelly Silver "A Strange New Beauty"
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In an upmarket house surrounded by an idyllic garden, there is no trace of human presence, even though a family obviously lives there. Voices, sounds and superimposed text create a feeling of disquiet whose origin continually escapes us. “A...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: architecture, memory, mental landscape

Ephraim Asili "Many Thousands Gone"
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The Diaspora Suite

Filmed on location in Salvador, Brazil (the last city in the Western Hemisphere to outlaw slavery) and Harlem, NY ( an international stronghold of the African Diaspora), Many Thousands Gone...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, experimental film, memory, migration, music, post-colonialism, race

Ephraim Asili "Fluid Frontiers"
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Fluid Frontiers is the fifth and final film in the series entitled The Diaspora Suite, exploring Asili’s personal...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, experimental film, history, language, memory, poetry, post-colonialism, race

Ephraim Asili
2016 | 12:00
Ephraim Asili "Kindah"
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The Diaspora Suite

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, experimental film, history, memory, post-colonialism, race, war

Steve Reinke + 5 others
2017 | 1:14:55
RE:THE_OPERATION, Paul Chan
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VDB TV: Decades, The 2000s

An original program for VDB TV: Decades curated by Aily Nash.

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases, Compilations

Tags: media analysis, memory, politics, state, the, surveillance, technology, television, time, war