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.
Jem Cohen "Birth of a Nation"
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In Birth of a Nation, Jem Cohen takes his camera to Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration and to the next day’s protests.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: city, documentary, politics

Martine Syms + 7 others
2017 | 2:31:07
Storyteller, Nicolas Provost
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VDB TV: Decades
2010s: Future-Past-Present

An original program for VDB TV: Decades curated by Omar Kholeif.

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases

Tags: african-american, artist portraits, autobiography, experimental film, future, media analysis, memory, middle east, politics, portrait, self-reflexive video, television, war

Dani Levanthal Sheila Wilson "Strangely Ordinary This Devotion"
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Strangely Ordinary This Devotion is a visceral exploration of feral domesticity, queer desire, and fantasy in a world under the threat of climate change. Utilizing and exploding archetypes, the film offers a radical approach to...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: environment, feminism, gender, lgbtq, love

Encounters I May or May Not Have Had With Peter Berlin
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Encounters I May Or May Not Have Had With Peter Berlin deals primarily with monumentality, narcissism and the ways in which our heroes are embedded into our identities, and manifested through the body. Through a variety of gestures,...

 

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

Tags: camp, experimental film, interview, lgbtq, sexuality

Tom Kalin: An Interview
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Tom Kalin is a screenwriter, film director, producer, and educator. As a key figure in New Queer Cinema, his work focuses on the portrayal of gay sexuality both in the age of AIDS and historically. Informed by his work with two AIDS...

 

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

Tags: activism, aids/hiv, experimental film, interview, lgbtq, sexuality, vdb interviews, visiting artists program

Sara Magenheimer: An Interview
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Sara Magenheimer earned her MFA at Bard in 2013 and has since shown her work internationally in Canada, Iceland, the Czech Republic, and Denmark. Her cross-disciplinary practice plays with the juxtaposition between the form and content of...

 

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

Tags: interview, language, mental landscape, sound, vdb interviews

Sara Magenheimer "Best Is Man's Breath"
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As an ominous voice guides us through Best Is Man’s Breath Quality, we are confronted by dense and complex images and sounds that appear and disappear before us. From primates engaging with their reflected selves to glowing...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: language, sound

Ann Cvetkovich: An Interview
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Ann Cvetkovich is the Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.  She is the author of a number of books and works also with documentary film,...

 

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

Tags: lgbtq, memory, vdb interviews

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Largely focused on the critical use of language both archaic and contemporary, poet Caroline Bergvall’s work asks questions about cultural identity and feminism and explores challenging or unknown historical and political events. She works across...

 

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

Tags: feminism, lgbtq, literature, poetry, vdb interviews