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.
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A short documentary about life in the Everglades National Park with its few male residents. Living in the midst of a national park, they learn to exist with the wild. As a female moving image artist, Dana Levy takes on the role of an anthropologist...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: environment, gender, nature

Weight of Things
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A 19th Century etching of a bedroom in the Palace of Versailles is animated and depicts the room in the midst of an earthquake. Every detail, from the moldings to the small figures in the hung paintings, trembles. Eventually all the elements —...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animation, visual art

J. Morgan Puett: A Practice of Be(e)ing
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J. Morgan Puett is an internationally renowned artist living on a 95-acre compound in the deciduous forests of northeastern Pennsylvania. Touching on ideas of creative domestication, radical pedagogy, and a critical engagement with one’s environment...

 

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

Tags: artist portraits, artist spaces, documentary, installation, landscape, portrait, visual art

Steve Hates Fish
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Filmed directly from the screen of a smartphone using a language translator app that has been told to translate from French into English, Steve Hates Fish interprets the signage and architecture in a busy London shopping street. In an environment...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: city, language, mental landscape, technology

BOY NEEDS A FRIEND
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"The title, A Boy Needs A Friend, is both a pathetic plea and just a fact."  – Steve Reinke

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: autobiography, gender, humor, sexuality

Two Bodies One Soul
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"...They have been living as if they were alone in the world." —Mike Kuchar

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: body, poetry

Come Closer
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A poetic meditation on distance, Come Closer is a short and peripatetic film, casting an affective web between the locations of Lisbon, San Francisco and Brazil. Focusing on Brazilian-Algerian filmmaker Karim Aïnouz, musician Derrick Green –– the...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: autobiography, diary, expedition/travel, experimental film, family, history, landscape, language, memory, poetry, travel

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Endless Dreams and Water Between is a feature film with four fictitious characters sustaining an epistolary exchange in which their “planetary thought” is woven with the physical locations they inhabit, visual and aural characters in themselves: the...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: diary, expedition/travel, experimental film, feature length, landscape, language, literature, memory, myth, nature, travel

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These early works by artist Suzie Silver form a trilogy centering around popular culture and queer desire.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations

Tags: body, camp, culture jamming, humor, lgbtq, music