About VDB TV


Launched in 2015, VDB TV is an innovative digital distribution project which provides free, online streaming access to curated programs of video and media art.

Sourced from the historically significant archives of the Video Data Bank, VDB TV includes work from early video pioneers active in the 1960s and 70s, through to emerging contemporary artists. VDB TV offers viewers across the United States and beyond access to rare video art, the opportunity to engage with programs conceived by a wide range of curators, and original writing, all while ensuring that artists are compensated for their work.


Program 27: Filipa César


Program 1: May 2015 - The Feminist Origins: VDB's On Art and Artists Interview Collection

Program 2: July 2015 - Tuned In, Turned On: Videofreex Tape the World

Program 3: October 2015 - FEELINGS, curated by Rachael Rakes and Leo Goldsmith

Program 4: December 2015 - Histories of Sexuality, organized by Johanna Burton with Alicia Ritson 

Program 5: February 2016 - American Psycho(drama): Sigmund Freud vs. Henry Ford, curated by Nelson Henricks

Program 6: May 2016 - Ship of Fools, curated by George William Price

Program 7: July 2016 - Invalid data: dreaming through the gaps, curated by Abina Manning and Eugenia Marketou

Program 8: September 2016 - CHANNELING: an invocation of spectral bodies and queer spirits, curated by Latham Zearfoss and Ethan White

Program 9: November 2016 - VDB TV: Decades - The Whole World Is (Still) Watching, curated by Solveig Nelson

Program 10: January 2017 - VDB TV: Decades - The Electric Mirror: Reflecting on Video Art in the 1970s, curated by Robyn Farrell

Program 11: March 2017 - VDB TV: Decades - Problematizing Pleasure / Punk Theory, curated by Steve Reinke

Program 12: May 2017 - VDB TV: Decades - Future-Past-Present: A Journey Through the Twenty-Tens So Far, curated by Omar Kholeif

Program 13: August 2017 - VDB TV: Decades - Sandwiched Between Trauma and Apocalypse: history as it intersects with biography and the rewriting of the past, curated by Aily Nash

Program 14: October 2017 - James Casebere and Landscape with Houses, Rima Yamazaki

Program 15: February 2018 - Eduardo Kac: Telepresence, Bio Art & Poetry [1980-2010]

Program 16: April 2018 - Miyoko Ito: An Interview

Program 17: July-August 2018 - What Farocki Taught

Program 18: September-October 2018 - Animal Charm

Program 19: November-December 2018 - a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert

Program 20: December 2018-January 2019 - Kuchar Christmas

Program 21: January-February 2019 - The Diaspora Suite: Fluid Frontiers, Ephraim Asili

Program 22: March 2019 - Paweł Wojtasik: The Aquarium

Program 23: April-May 2019 - Semiotics of the Kitchen: Then and Now, Martha Rosler

Program 24: June-July 2019 - Gregg Bordowitz Part 1 & 2 

Program 25: August-September 2019 - Laura Parnes

Program 26: October-November 2019 - Anne McGuire

Program 27: November-December 2019 - Filipa César