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.
Tour Without End, Laura Parnes

Tour Without End is an experimental hybrid feature-length video work that casts real-life musicians, artists, and actors as fictional bands on tour; the piece evolves into a cross-generational commentary on contemporary culture and...

 

Zach Blas, Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 

Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 is a re-imagining of scenes from filmmaker Derek Jarman’s 1978 queer punk film Jubilee, starring Susanne Sachsse and Cassils. Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 follows author Ayn Rand (Susanne...

 

Deborah Stratman
2018 | 14:43
Deborah Stratman, Optimism

The urge to relieve a winter valley of permanent shadow and find fortune in alluvial gravel are part of a long history of desire and extraction in the far Canadian north. Cancan dancers, curlers, ore smelters, former city officials and a curious...

 

Deborah Stratman
2001 | 03:00
Deborah Stratman, Untied

A small portrait of the volatility of intimacy, and of breaking free from abusive cycles. Made in response to a year of collapsing relationships and violent accidents that left Stratman broken, dislocated and stuck in her apartment.

 

Deborah Stratman
2016 | 15:20
Xenoi, Deborah Stratman

The Greek island of Syros is visited by a series of unexpected guests. Immutable forms, outside of time, aloof observants to our human condition.

 

Cecilia Dougherty
1987 | 07:49
Cecelia Dougherty, Claudia

An experiment in placing lesbian sexuality in its most common environment, daily life. Dougherty's initial intention was to represent lesbian sexuality with an objective camera by getting rid of all expressive aspects of camerawork — no close-ups...

 

Cecelia Dougherty, Gay Tape: Butch and Femme

Gay Tape: Butch and Femme is Cecilia Dougherty's first video work. She was immersed in two things at the time: making artwork and being a part of the Oakland, California lesbian bar scene. The tape is the child of those two activities....

 

Morel's Yellow Pages, Filipa César

Morel's Yellow Pages focuses on secretive and destructive actions and image making. Her title references The Invention of Morel (1940), Adolfo Bioy Casares’s science fiction novel which informs the work. The artist brings...

 

Filipa César
2007 | 16:40
Rapport, Filipa César

Shot during an NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) seminar in Berlin, a group fluxuates between guided meditation and discussion on consciousness and self-acceptance. Neuro-linguistic programming is a set of techniques and beliefs that are used...