New Releases

add to cart
add to wish list
In the film Mad Ladders, the prophetic ramblings of an unseen narrator recount fantastical dreams of the coming Rapture, as crystalline imagery of rolling clouds gives way to heavily-processed video of moving stage sets from The American Music...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: media analysis, mental landscape, music, myth, nature, television

My Idol Is Reality
add to cart
add to wish list
My Only Idol is Reality is a video work created from an excerpt of Season One of MTV’s "The Real World." The piece uses repetition as a framework for abstraction —  re-recording the video between tape

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, documentary, found footage, race, television

Cooper Battersby + 1 other
2015 | 27:08
add to cart
add to wish list
“Fouteen-year-old bone collector Maxine Rose is looking for validation from her heroes, amongst them the primatologist Jane Goodall, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the New Zealand teen pop star Lorde. Offering them a gift of language, Maxine Rose...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: feminism, language, love, youth/childhood

Evan Meaney + 1 other
2015 | 27:44
add to cart
add to wish list
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

Latest News

1 day 3 hours ago
VDB TV: Decades Problematizing Pleasure / Punk Theory Liza Béar | Dara Birnbaum Cecelia Condit | Tony Oursler | Julie Zando VDB TV: Decades...
2 weeks 2 days ago
Thursday, March 16, 6:00 p.m. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St. A Ho-Chunk Nation national and descendent of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño...
5 weeks 6 days ago
Librarians, Video Data Bank invites you to upgrade your VHS copy of Surveying the First Decade: Video Art and Alternative Media in the U.S. 1968-1980...
6 weeks 2 days ago
Celebrating Black History Month This February Video Data Bank honors the achievements of Black Americans and the central role of African American...
9 weeks 2 days ago
This month, Video Data Bank continues its longstanding collaboration with the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The 46th edition of the...
10 weeks 1 day ago
VDB TV: Decades The Electric Mirror: Reflecting on Video Art in the 1970s John Baldessari | Lynda Benglis | Simone Forti | Nancy Holt | Paul &...
15 weeks 1 day ago
Video Data Bank Newsletter December 2016 Catch up with VDB TV: Decades VDB TV: Decades The Whole World is (Still) Watching Don’t forget to...
18 weeks 4 days ago
We are thrilled to announce that Video Data Bank artists Basma Alsharif, Kevin Jerome Everson, Sky Hopinka, Dani Leventhal, Leslie Thornton and...
19 weeks 2 days ago
VDB TV: Decades The Whole World is (Still) Watching Sadie Benning | Dara Birnbaum | Gran Fury Leah Gilliam | Tom Kalin | Tom Rubnitz | Suzie Silver...
24 weeks 1 day ago
Sara Magenheimer: Slow Zoom Long Pause Conversations at the Edge October 20th, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago Sara Magenheimer, still from Slow...
Syndicate content