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.
Ann Cvetkovich: An Interview
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Ann Cvetkovich is the Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.  She is the author of a number of books and works also with documentary film,...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: lgbtq, memory, vdb interviews

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Largely focused on the critical use of language both archaic and contemporary, poet Caroline Bergvall’s work asks questions about cultural identity and feminism and explores challenging or unknown historical and political events. She works across...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: feminism, lgbtq, literature, poetry, vdb interviews

Juliana Huxtable: An Interview
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Juliana Huxtable was born in Texas and studied at Bard College, NY. An artist working across video, photography, poetry, and music, her practice demands a reexamination of the canon of art history in order to break the cycle of misrepresentation...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, body, feminism, lgbtq, transgender

Liza Béar + 4 others
2017 | 1:07:18
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VDB TV: Decades
1980s: Problematizing Pleasure / Punk Theory

An original program for VDB TV: Decades curated by Steve Reinke....

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases

Tags: culture jamming, death and dying, feminism, language, love, philosophy, sexuality

Jessie Mott + 1 other
2017 | 04:08
Eat Your Secrets
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The fourth collaboration between Jessie Mott and Steve Reinke continues its melancholic musings on desire and mourning, this time with more twerking. Hypnotic backgrounds and eccentric animals lend to its psychedelic...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, animation, death and dying, humor, mental landscape, philosophy, poetry, sexuality

Coco Fusco
2016 | 34:00
The Art of Intervention: The Performances of JuanSí González
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This documentary explores the groundbreaking street performances of Cuban artist JuanSí González during the 1980s. A pioneer of relational aesthetic practice in Cuba, González transformed public spaces in Havana into laboratories for edgy...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: art history, conceptual art, documentary, performance

In The Jungle
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In The Jungle painfully and sorrowfully tells the tale of an unreliable narrator in a self-imposed exile. Given a grant to study the equivalent of animal cries and whines in jungle flora our heroine has lived for 1,612 days deep in an...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, music, philosophy, poetry

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My subconscious has melted away and seems to have been replaced by the muted, jangled chorus of my microbiome. I'm not sure if this condition is rare or widespread. I expect it is widespread and that our microbiomes are battling with our...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: death and dying, mental landscape, philosophy, religion/spirituality

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In Steve Reinke’s latest provocation, the words of author Hervé Guibert are made flesh through a montage of “human events” that work to collapse the boundaries between the private and public, the perverse and the prosaic.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: language, lgbtq, mental landscape, sexuality