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.
Still from American Hunger
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Ephraim Asili’s five-part series The Diaspora Suite is both a personal and global study of the African diaspora. Created over the course of seven years,...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations

Tags: african-american, landscape, music, poetry, post-colonialism, race, social justice, travel

Tour Without End, Laura Parnes
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Tour Without End is an experimental hybrid feature length video work that casts real-life musicians, artists, and actors as fictional bands on tour; the piece evolves into a cross-generational commentary on contemporary culture and...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: feature length, music, politics, travel

Zach Blas, Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 
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Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 is a re-imagining of scenes from filmmaker Derek Jarman’s 1978 queer punk film Jubilee, starring Susanne Sachsse and Cassils. Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 follows author Ayn Rand (Susanne...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: art history, consumer culture, future, gender, philosophy, technology, transgender

Deborah Stratman
2018 | 14:43
Deborah Stratman, Optimism
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The urge to relieve a winter valley of permanent shadow and find fortune in alluvial gravel are part of a long history of desire and extraction in the far Canadian north. Cancan dancers, curlers, ore smelters, former city officials and a curious...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: documentary, environment, history, landscape, sculpture

Cecilia Dougherty
1987 | 07:49
Cecelia Dougherty, Claudia
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An experiment in placing lesbian sexuality in its most common environment, daily life. Dougherty's initial intention was to represent lesbian sexuality with an objective camera by getting rid of all expressive aspects of camerawork — no close-ups...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: lgbtq, love, sexuality

Cecelia Dougherty, Gay Tape: Butch and Femme
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Gay Tape: Butch and Femme is Cecilia Dougherty's first video work. She was immersed in two things at the time: making artwork and being a part of the Oakland, California lesbian bar scene. The tape is the child of those two activities....

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: lgbtq, love, portrait, sexuality

Edward Rankus, The Cage of Sand
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If asked to say what this work is about in one word, the answer — which is woven into the electronic musique concrète soundtrack — would be a Joycean one: it’s a “collideorscape.” The imagery is a return to materials Rankus dealt with as a young...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animation, conceptual art, sound

Como crece la sombra cuando el sol declina, Camilo Restrepo
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Set in Medellín, Colombia, Como crece la sombra cuando el sol declina (Like Shadows Growing as the Sun Goes Down) features tireless car traffic, jugglers at intersections, and employees on breaks, focusing on precise movements...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: city, documentary, time

Camilo Restrepo, Tropic Pocket
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The Choco area in Colombia is isolated between the sea and the forest. Religious missions, military operations, and tourists have come and gone within the region — coexisting and ignoring each other simultaneously.

Tropic Pocket...

 

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