Curated Compilations

Curated compilations are multiple titles programmed around a particular subject or theme. The majority of these were produced by the Video Data Bank.
 
2008 | 1:06:00
CHANNELING: an invocation of spectral bodies and queer spirits

CHANNELING is an entryway into the spirit realm and the queer body politic: a program of experimental moving image work that calls up the ghosts of the past and the specters of the future. The intent of the program is to re-imagine film...

 

 
1999 | 1:17:00
American Psycho(drama): Sigmund Freud vs. Henry Ford

This humorous selection of performance-oriented videos maps a trajectory between consumer society and psychoanalytic confession. HalfLifers perform two rescue missions using colored snack food and everyday objects as means towards transcendence....

 

 
2010 | 5:36:57
Radical Closure

Curated by Lebanese video artist Akram Zaatari, and originally presented by the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Radical Closure features works produced in response to...

 

 
2005 | 1:03:45
Soft Science

Soft Science is a collection of video-curiosities created by artists and scientists. Behind laboratory doors are some of the most astonishing "outsider" art projects around. Autopoetic bacteria, tethered...

 

 
1999 | 1:16:50
Betraying Amnesia: Latin America Video Portraiture

The videos in this program invite the viewer to reconsider assumptions about regional and personal identity by offering a wide sampling of portraits: a group portrait, a street portrait, a family portrait, a self-portrait, a portrait of...