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.
Turmoil in the Garden, Kristen Bates

Turmoil in the Garden is a video adaptation of David Wojnarowicz's 1982 book Sounds in the Distance: Thirty-five Monologues from the Road.

Cast includes: Allen Frame, Tara Kelly, Nan Goldin, Kirsten Bates, Elisabeth...

 

Curious Fantasies, Jesse McLean

The language and imagery related to celebrity perfumes (both descriptive and visual) are a starting point to think about consumer desires and the corruptness of branding. Give us your songs, your smells and we will give you everything. The rich...

 

Contra-Internet Inversion Practice #3: Modeling Paranodal Space, Zach Blas

Modeling Paranodal Space is part three of Zach Blas's Contra-Internet Inversion Practice series. Contra-Internet Inversion Practice confronts the transformation of the internet into an instrument for state...

 

Contra-Internet Inversion Practice #1: Constituting an Outside (Utopian Plagiari

Constituting an Outside (Utopian Plagiarism) is part one of Zach Blas's Contra-Internet Inversion Practice series. Contra-Internet Inversion Practice confronts the transformation of the internet into an instrument...

 

Contra-Internet Inversion Practice #2: Social Media Exodus (Call and Response)

Social Media Exodus (Call and Response) is part two of Zach Blas's Contra-Internet Inversion Practice series. Contra-Internet Inversion Practice confronts the transformation of the internet into an instrument for...

 

Facial Weaponization Communiqué: Fag Face

Facial Weaponization Communiqué: Fag Face protests against biometric facial recognition — and the inequalities these technologies propagate — by proposing the creation of “collective masks” that are modeled from the aggregated facial...

 

Jeanne C. Finley + 1 other
2017 | 13:30
Book Report, Jeanne C. Finley John Muse

Book Report explores themes of sexual assault, the weaponization of language, and the futility of escape. It combines short sequences of Mad Men's Don Draper with relevant facts about the 2016 presidential campaign — including...

 

Journeys Beyond the Cosmodrome, Jeanne C. Finley

On the vast Kazakhstan Steppes, nine 16-year-olds prepare to graduate from the Akkol orphanage. Rockets launched overhead from the nearby Cosmodrome inspire their dreams as they write about and perform their imagined future-selves. Guided by the...

 

More Real Than Reality Itself, A.L. Steiner

A.L. Steiner’s video More Real Than Reality Itself expands the structures of documentary works while challenging its conventional reliance on linear narratives. This critique takes shape through Steiner’s reconsideration of the history...