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.
2018 | 25:00
Susan Mogul "Mom's Move"
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Part bio, part memoir, Mom’s Move is an intergenerational film about mothers and daughters, women and photography, remembering and forgetting, and the tension between women’s private and public selves.

Rhoda Mogul, housewife and...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aging, family, feminism

Martine Syms "SHE MAD: Laughing Gas"
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Syms’s 4-channel installation follows the central character (an aspiring artist also named Martine Syms) on a journey home from the dentist after receiving “laughing gas.” Mixing multiple points of view, clips borrowed from TV, as well as...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, comedy, culture jamming, installation, television

2017 | 08:00
Mike Kuchar "Moon Lit Vows"
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A rose scented breeze enters a young man's, winding it's cool arms around him... Together they will roam the darkness of his life.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: body, lgbtq, love, mental landscape

Wonders Wander, Shu Lea Cheang
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Made for Madrid Pride 2017, Wonders Wander is a location based mobi-web-serial with four fictional episodes set in Madrid city. Departing from Madrid’s Malasaña Barrio, known as Maravillas (Wonders) during La Movida Madrileña...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aids/hiv, body, camp, lgbtq, sexuality, social justice, transgender

Sky Hopinka "Venite et Loquamur"
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A group of students and teachers gather in an historical mansion in the woods of West Virginia for a week-long retreat in spoken Latin. I observe and I participate while navigating the errata with my camera.
— Sky Hopinka

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: landscape, language

Sky Hopinka "Dislocation Blues"
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An incomplete and imperfect portrait of reflections from Standing Rock. Cleo Keahna recounts his experiences entering, being at, and leaving the camp and the difficulties and the reluctance in looking back with a clear and critical eye. Terry...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: activism, documentary, indigenous, landscape

2017 | 25:35
ETEAM "The Afterlife of Working Gloves and why Mother Nature doesn’t wear them"
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For over two years we made it our business to document abandoned working gloves on the streets of NYC. The feelings and thoughts that surrounded this activity connected to the ways his family relates to Gregor Samsa as a cockroach, or whatever...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: city, documentation, labor, nature

2017 | 02:32
Jem Cohen "This Climate"
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Jem Cohen assembles images that demonstrate the economization of public space. The stock exchange on a LED display board, the company logo on cars, the mobile phone as tool of e-commerce. This Climate is not about the change of weather...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: city, documentation, environment

2017 | 10:00
Mike Kuchar "Broken Gods"
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A broken god on the stone slab in a desert, waiting for "he" that will dig for him; wipe the sand from his handsome face.

 

Collection: New Releases, Kuchar Archive, Single Titles

Tags: lgbtq