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.
Fences Make Senses
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Fences Make Senses re-stages and interrogates international barriers and borders using the bodies of non-refugees. Through a series of rehearsals, Barber aims to have privileged bodies experience the themes, situations, and ideas that refugees...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: middle east, migration, performance, politics, post-colonialism

Very Very End
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"In The Very Very End, Barber points to his medium's plastic possibility by somehow traveling into the future and the past nodding to Neville Shute's apocalyptic 1957 novel On The Beach while setting an end-of-days story in a 21st century holiday...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: death and dying, future, literature, politics, science, time, war

Living Like a Nike T Shirt
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"It was as if I was living by the Nike slogan Just Do It."— George Barber

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: diary, performance, self-reflexive video

Pastel Passions
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The fur on his chest testifies to the linkage with primeval beasts.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: body, camp, humor, lgbtq, religion/spirituality

Memory Palace
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Memory Palace is a short video grounded in the personal history of the artist. A discovery of a photo album activates memories of physical spaces, which in turn open doors to reminiscences of past family life. Inspired by the classical method of...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, city, diary, family, memory, music, photography, race

My Idol Is Reality
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My Only Idol is Reality is a video work created from an excerpt of Season One of MTV’s "The Real World." The piece uses repetition as a framework for abstraction —  re-recording the video between tape

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, documentary, found footage, race, television

Notes on Gesture
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Inspired by a riff on a popular joke “Everybody wanna be a black woman but nobody wanna be a black woman,” Notes On Gesture is a video comparing authentic and dramatic gestures. The piece uses the 17th Century text Chirologia: Or the Natural...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, body, gender, language, literature, media analysis, performance, politics, race

A Pilot For A Show About Nowhere
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A Pilot For A Show About Nowhere is a two-channel video that examines the politics of television viewership, incorporating footage from a number of sources to create a plurivocal narrative. 

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, media analysis, memory, race, television

2016 | 19:00
Abstracted
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A "painter" casts out the demons that haunt his canvases and who creep into his bed at night.

 

Collection: New Releases, Kuchar Archive, Single Titles

Tags: camp, lgbtq, painting, performance