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.
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

Liquid Image
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September 24th, 2016, North Avenue Beach, Chicago. It was a sunny day. According to the weather report, the temperature was 75°F, with the barometer reading of 30 inches height and the wind speed of 13 miles per hour. The time was 2:27 pm, I was...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: chicago art, city, environment, landscape, technology

Pizzly Bear
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In imaginary landscapes where trees talk and frogs turn to handsome princes, Pizzly Bear is a story of a cross between a Grizzly and Polar Bear. Like in so many fables, the story is based in fact and this small animal is an archetypal...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, environment

Tales of a Future Past, Condit
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Tales of a Future Past is a video about a giraffe and a zebra who fight over an undefined baby creature, in hopes of making it one of their own species. Using toy masks and a sparse theatricality, Cecelia Condit creates a contemporary...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aging, animals, environment, family, feminism

Waypoint, Follow, Orbit, Focus, Track, Pan
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Every country employs specific techniques for disguising its soldiers, every army has developed its own camouflage uniforms. Croatia is one of the few countries in the world that uses a digitized shape of its own territory in its camouflage...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: eastern european, image processing, landscape, surveillance, technology, war

Jem Cohen "Birth of a Nation"
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In Birth of a Nation, Jem Cohen takes his camera to Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration and to the next day’s protests.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: city, documentary, politics

Martine Syms + 7 others
2017 | 2:31:07
Storyteller, Nicolas Provost
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VDB TV: Decades
2010s: Future-Past-Present

An original program for VDB TV: Decades curated by Omar Kholeif.

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases

Tags: african-american, artist portraits, autobiography, experimental film, future, media analysis, memory, middle east, politics, portrait, self-reflexive video, television, war

Dani Levanthal Sheila Wilson "Strangely Ordinary This Devotion"
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Strangely Ordinary This Devotion is a visceral exploration of feral domesticity, queer desire, and fantasy in a world under the threat of climate change. Utilizing and exploding archetypes, the film offers a radical approach to...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: environment, feminism, gender, lgbtq, love

Encounters I May or May Not Have Had With Peter Berlin
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Encounters I May Or May Not Have Had With Peter Berlin deals primarily with monumentality, narcissism and the ways in which our heroes are embedded into our identities, and manifested through the body. Through a variety of gestures,...

 

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

Tags: camp, experimental film, interview, lgbtq, sexuality