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.
Waypoint, Follow, Orbit, Focus, Track, Pan
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Every country has certain camouflaging traditions for its soldiers and every army has developed its own patterns for uniforms. Waypoint, Follow, Orbit, Focus, Track, Pan uses the Croatian camouflage pattern as a virtual launch pad for...

 

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

Ken Kobland "The Nothing That Is"
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The Nothing That Is stems from the environment of our streets, both the “virtual” and “other reality” which inhabits them.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: city, film or videomaking, film theory, hollywood, photography

Martine Syms + 7 others
2017 | 2:28:16
Storyteller, Nicolas Provost
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VDB TV: Decades, The 2010s 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

George Barber "We Need to Speak Tony"
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Five improvisers are asked to ‘channel’ the psyche of Tony Blair. George Barber asks questions and also feeds the improvisers anecdotes from various sources about Tony Blair’s life and experience as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The work...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: history, middle east, performance, politics, war

2016 | 09:16
Jem Cohen "Bury Me Not"
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This film is closely related to my last feature-length project, Counting. I take the temperature of a neighborhood. In this case, the place is my New York. I think about street life and its threatened demise – a death ushered in as Big Money...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: architecture, city, documentary, environment, politics

Tom Kalin: An Interview
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Tom Kalin is a screenwriter, film director, producer, and educator. As a key figure in New Queer Cinema, his work focuses on the portrayal of gay sexuality both in the age of AIDS and historically. Informed by his work with two AIDS...

 

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

Tags: activism, aids/hiv, experimental film, interview, lgbtq, sexuality, vdb interviews, visiting artists program

Ming Wong: An Interview
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Ming Wong creates videos that explore performance and issues of race and gender. Born in Singapore, of Chinese heritage and now based in Berlin, his work examines cross-cultural experiences by appropriating scenes of iconic world cinema. Wong casts...

 

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

Tags: art history, autobiography, body, experimental film, film theory, gender, hollywood, interview, language, lgbtq, performance, post-colonialism, sexuality, vdb interviews

Sara Magenheimer: An Interview
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Sara Magenheimer earned her MFA at Bard in 2013 and has since shown her work internationally in Canada, Iceland, the Czech Republic, and Denmark. Her cross-disciplinary practice plays with the juxtaposition between the form and content of language,...

 

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

Tags: interview, language, mental landscape, sound, vdb interviews