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.
Spectacle: A Portrait of Stuart Sherman, Robin Deacon
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“We lose good artists to the past all the time because their work was ephemeral, or difficult, or fashion wasn’t on their side. The performance artist Stuart Sherman, who died of AIDS in 2001, was a...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: aids/hiv, art history, artist portraits, performance

John Smith
2017 | 01:12
Jour de Fete, John Smith
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If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. (Matthew 5:38-40)

 

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Song For Europe, John Smith
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On December 1st 1990, watched by the world's media, construction worker Graham Fagg of Dover climbed through a hole in a chalk wall 40 metres below the seabed of the English Channel, shook the hand of Philippe Cozette of Calais and...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: found footage, television

John Smith
2016 | 03:38
Who Are We?, John Smith
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On June 23rd, 2016 Britain voted to leave the European Union. Who Are We? is a re-working of material from a BBC television debate transmitted a few weeks earlier.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: politics, television

The Drunkard's Lament, Jim Finn
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An epistolary, musical reimagining of Wuthering Heights by Branwell Brontë — the tubercular, alcoholic and opium-addicted brother of Emily Brontë. When Branwell — the ne’er-do-well,...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: diary, literature, memory, mental landscape

The Alphabet Garden, Mike Kuchar
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His face is strong and seems unaffected by the trials in his life — however it is nothing but a mask — skin is what he hides behind.

 

Collection: New Releases

Tags: body, lgbtq, myth, poetry

Wendy Clarke, One on One: Arnold and Ahneva
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Featuring Arnold and Ahneva from Wendy Clarke's One on One video series, this video dialogue deeply connects the pair through discussion of Black brother and sisterhood. The two find comfort in sharing their own creative individualities...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: incarceration, race, social justice

Wendy Clark, One on One: Ken and Louise
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Featuring Ken and Louise from Wendy Clarke's One on One video series, this video exchange encompasses a shared passion for music and pure emotional vulnerability that creates an incredibly intimate relationship between these two...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: incarceration, race, social justice

One on One: Ricky and Cecelia, Wendy Clarke
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Featuring Ricky and Cecelia from Wendy Clarke's One on One video series, this video exchange between the pair explores topics concerning sibling love, decaying family relationships, and a shared interest in professional football....

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: incarceration, politics, social justice