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.
Sky Hopinka, Fainting Spells
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Told through recollections of youth, learning, lore, and departure, this is an imagined myth for the Xąwįska — or the Indian Pipe Plant — used by the Ho-Chunk to revive those who have fainted.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: indigenous, myth, ritual

La Impresión De Una Guerra
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For over 70 years, Colombia has been confronted with internal armed conflict. Over the years, the outlines of the conflict have grown indistinct. A climate of generalized violence has gradually settled over society as a whole.

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Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: documentary, war

Camilo Restrepo
2016 | 13:00
Cilaos
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To keep a promise made to her dying mother, a young woman goes off in search of her father, a womanizer she has never met. Along the way, she soon learns that he is dead. But that doesn’t change her plans, she still intends to find him. ...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: death and dying, religion/spirituality, ritual

Camilo Restrepo
2017 | 19:00
La Bouche
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A man learns his daughter has been brutally murdered by her husband. Time stands still as he oscillates between the need for solace and his urge ...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: crime or violence, music

Wendy Clarke
2011 | 1:37:00
Wendy Clarke; The Love Tapes
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A selection of Love Tapes — a collection of 2,500 people from diverse backgrounds who share their personal feelings about love. This selection consists of 32 edited tapes from 1978-2011. The Love Tapes project began in 1977...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: love, portrait

2017 | 7:47:37
VDB TV: Decades
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VDB TV: Decades is a unique series that casts a distinctive eye over the development of video as an art form from the early 1970s to the present, produced to mark the 40th anniversary of the Video Data Bank. Each program in this five-...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases, Box Sets, Compilations

Tags: african-american, artist portraits, autobiography, experimental film, future, media analysis, memory, middle east, politics, portrait, self-reflexive video, television, war

Filipa César + 1 other
2018 | 35:00
Filipa César and Louis Henderson; Sunstone
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Sunstone tracks Fresnel lenses from their site of production to their exhibition in a museum of lighthouses and navigational devices. It also examines the diverse social contexts in which optics are implicated, contrasting the system of...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: art history, history, multimedia, post-colonialism, technology

Mike Kuchar
2018 | 09:00
Mike Kuchar; Street Meat
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When the body's 'primal' urges feel deprived in a 'modern' age, a debate about 'sex' and 'love' ensues to resolve the question — perhaps even find some solution that will suffice! 

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: lgbtq, sexuality

Nadav Assor
2015 | 1:16:00
Nadav Assor, Strip / Musrara
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Strip / Musrara is part of Assor's ongoing “Strip” series, set in Jerusalem’s Musrara neighborhood. It is an attempt to create a living map that is both collective and subjective – a plurality of combined perspectives. Not a map of the exact...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: installation, jewish, middle east, religion/spirituality, technology