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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Founded in 1997, the Arab Image Foundation preserves the legacy and collection of photographer Hashem el Madani and the Sheherazade photo studio.

 

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

Tags: artist portraits, documentary, feature length, photography

2015 | 08:00
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A small Italian town on a seemingly distant hill appears like an architectural model illuminated by interior lighting. Suddenly, sounds seem to cancel the distance, suggesting nearness. Places and actions appear in miniature, animated by the light...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: music, nature

Evan Meaney + 1 other
2015 | 27:44
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Big_Sleep™ explores problems in our archival urges. Via a single-channel desktop screencast, informatic elements ebb and flow—creating and relating interface absences. These gaps suggest that no amount of hard drive space can defy mortality.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: art history, death and dying, documentation, film or videomaking, film theory, history, media analysis, time

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 A.K. Burns’ early video works use ritualized performance, finite gestures, dueling and duality to explore power relations and the body. In Electric at the Cosmic Age Lodge (2005) safety-orange spandex clad body-doubles wrestle through outer-...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations

Tags: body, conceptual art, performance

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We hear a female voice with a subtle Jamaican accent speak about her life. Sometimes we see an image; a bird, two birds, fire, someone digging a giant hole, cake, a red anvil with an effervescent essence, and sometimes we are left in the dark with...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: language

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