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.
Sarah Schulman: An Interview

This interview depicts American writer, activist, and AIDS historian Sarah Schulman (b. 1958), discussing becoming a writer, her novels, and her long-term collaboration...

 

Apichatpong Weerasethakul: An Interview

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is a venerated Thai artist and moving image maker who has directed many short works, and several feature films. In this interview, Apichatpong and Daniel Eisenberg — a Chicago-based artist and professor of film and video...

 

Ann Hamilton: An Interview

In conversation with curator and educator Mary Jane Jacob, visual artist Ann Hamilton (b. 1956) talks about care, interactivity, and social relations — key concepts that ...

 

Sky Hopinka: An Interview

In this interview with Carl Bogner, Sky Hopinka (b. 1984) discusses his process of becoming a video artist and his personal approach to documenting Indigenous landscapes and cultures. ...

 

Sky Hopinka, Fainting Spells

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.

 

Gregg Bordowitz, Portraits of People Living with HIV

An up-close compilation of interviews and discussions with people living with HIV in the early 1990s. 

 

Gregg Bordowitz
1996 | 1:27:49
Gregg Bordowitz, The Suicide

The tension arising between the demands of AIDS activism and Bordowitz's increasing desire to explore aspects of his own life outside the framework of AIDS resulted in the appropriation of a work from the Soviet avant-garde: Nikolai Erdman's play...

 

Gregg Bordowitz, "A Cloud in Trousers" 1914-1915

This video is staged as a reading of the great Soviet poet Vladimir Mayakovsky's famous poem A Cloud in Trousers, written 1914-15. It was an attempt to go beyond the autobiographical mode of ...

 

Camilo Restrepo
2017 | 19:00
La Bouche

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 ...