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.
Mike Kuchar
2019 | 20:00
Two Movies, Mike Kuchar

...Each of these two movies, (both ten minutes in length), deal with elemental Spirits of the imagination and with the cosmic forces in Space and Time...

...and "Inner" and "Outer" Universe is thus rendered and hosted by a youth, aged in...

 

When you're lost in the rain, Sky Hopinka

In this video, drawing from Bob Dylan's song Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, layers of experiences circling loss and longing are overlaid between images of landscapes and movement. In the song, a stranger's listlessness and exhaustion are...

 

eteam
2019 | 04:56
eteam on ice, eteam

It’s a delight; not fragile yet.

It’s not hockey bashing and blades.

Not the escapades, or a snake.

It’s an expanded definition of drawing.

 

Zhong Kui and the Reform of Hell, eteam

For their first collaboration, artist duo eteam and the Hong Kong Puppet and Shadow Arts Center have developed a powerful opera-play that combines ancient stories and analog story-telling technologies with the digital tools and scripts we have...

 

Only Idiots Smile, Gregg Bordowitz

"Gregg Bordowitz’s 2017 performance lecture Only Idiots Smile features the artist on a stool in the New Museum’s top-floor sky room, riffing on the formation of his identity. At one point, he explains his 'Jewish identity is the template...

 

A Hand in Two Ways (Fisted) is a looping meditation on night as space of mysterious energetic transmissions. Animals, human bodies, children, ritual, and performance are investigated as zones of conflict, desire and a visceral...

 

Prosaic Portraits, Ironies and Other Intimacies - Susan Mogul

Susan Mogul's first video diary work, produced two years before Everyday Echo Street: A Summer Diary (1993), follows...

 

Dani Leventhal R... + 1 other
2019 | 07:32

“The second in a planned trilogy of films about desire and domesticity that began with Strangely Ordinary This Devotion (2017), Come Coyote examines issues around queer reproduction, intimacy, and motherhood. Collaborators and...

 

Philo T. Farnsworth Video Obelisk, Skip Sweeney

“Video is a fugitive medium,” said Getty Research Institute’s Glenn R. Phillips, and he should know. As curator for California Video, a 2008 at the Getty Museum, he enjoyed the luxury of a massive archive produced during the 1960s,...