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.
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

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By assembling these three films, the Endless Dreams compilation provides a unique opportunity to explore the vast array of cinematic modes employed by Green’s filmic oeuvre, and how these are articulated in her layered spatial and extrasensory...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations

Tags: autobiography, conceptual art, diary, documentation, expedition/travel, landscape, memory, mental landscape, poetry, time

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At the epicenter of Green’s extensive multimedia installation Partially Buried in Three Parts (1996-1997), Partially Buried (1996) and Partially Buried Continued (1997) explore a web of genealogical traces, initiated by a reflection upon the work...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations

Tags: activism, art history, conceptual art, crime or violence, history, memory, time, war

2016 | 10:00
Sleep Walkers
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A young man thinking about demonic angels and angelic demons amid night's whispering stillness while the shadows form ladders he'll try to climb.

 

Collection: New Releases, Kuchar Archive, Single Titles

Tags: body, camp

Dana Levy: Museum Intervention Works
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“Levy's work is both ramified and momentous, addressing environments of many kinds, and filled with stories in which human behavior has played a decisive role.”  — Noam Gal, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations

Tags: architecture, art collectors, death and dying, environment, installation, nature

Sympathetic Vibrations: The Videoworks of Paul Kos
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Video Data Bank is proud to present the poetic work of West Coast conceptual artist Paul Kos. This two-disc box set features 25 video works that reveal how Kos mines humble materials for their physical properties and metaphorical possibilities....

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, DVD Box Sets

Tags: art history, humor, landscape, minimalism, performance, video history, visual art