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.
Song For Europe, John Smith

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...

 

John Smith
2016 | 03:38
Who Are We?, John Smith

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.

 

The Drunkard's Lament, Jim Finn

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,...

 

The Alphabet Garden, Mike Kuchar

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.

 

Wendy Clarke, One on One: Arnold and Ahneva

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...

 

Wendy Clark, One on One: Ken and Louise

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...

 

One on One: Ricky and Cecelia, Wendy Clarke

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....

 

Mike Kuchar, Blue Nights, Foggy Days

A hot wind licks his face. His blood burns hot; it can bake bread, heat a house, warm a bed.

 

Hermine Freed + 5 others
2018 | 1:12:24
Arbitrary Fragments, Barbara Aronofsky Latham

The emergence of video art tools in the late 1960s and early 1970s paved the way for an extraordinary number of outstanding art works by women. Captivated by the relative accessibility, portability and immediacy of Sony’s Video Portapak recording...