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.
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

Juliana Huxtable: An Interview
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Juliana Huxtable was born in Texas and studied at Bard College, NY. An artist working across video, photography, poetry, and music, her practice demands a reexamination of the canon of art history in order to break the cycle of misrepresentation...

 

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

Tags: african-american, body, feminism, lgbtq, transgender

Liza Béar + 4 others
2017 | 1:07:18
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VDB TV: Decades
1980s: Problematizing Pleasure / Punk Theory

An original program for VDB TV: Decades curated by Steve Reinke....

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases

Tags: culture jamming, death and dying, feminism, language, love, philosophy, sexuality

Jessie Mott + 1 other
2017 | 04:08
Eat Your Secrets
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The fourth collaboration between Jessie Mott and Steve Reinke continues its melancholic musings on desire and mourning, this time with more twerking. Hypnotic backgrounds and eccentric animals lend to its psychedelic...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, animation, death and dying, humor, mental landscape, philosophy, poetry, sexuality

In The Jungle
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In The Jungle painfully and sorrowfully tells the tale of an unreliable narrator in a self-imposed exile. Given a grant to study the equivalent of animal cries and whines in jungle flora our heroine has lived for 1,612 days deep in an...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, music, philosophy, poetry

The Death Tapes (Image Credit: Gisela Gamper)
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VDB is proud to present Linda Montano's The Death Tapes. Originally trained as a sculptor, Linda Montano began using video in the 1970s. She is a seminal figure in...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations

Tags: aging, body, death and dying, performance, religion/spirituality, ritual, vdb interviews

Linda M Montano 2016: An Interview
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Linda Montano is interviewed by Janet Dees, Curator at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University.

Since the 1960s, Linda Montano has aimed to blur the distinction...

 

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

Tags: death and dying, interview, performance, religion/spirituality, vdb interviews

Lynda Benglis + 9 others
2017 | 1:41:56
On Screen, Lynda Benglis
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VDB TV: Decades
1970s: The Electric Mirror

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases, Compilations

Tags: art history, blu-ray, body, conceptual art, feminism, mental landscape, performance, technology, television

Kent Lambert Videoworks: Volume 1
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VDB is proud to present Kent Lambert Videoworks: Volume 1. Lambert is a Chicago-based musician and media artist. His creative output primarily consists of vocal driven art-pop music and pop-inflected video art made from...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations

Tags: culture jamming, humor, multimedia, technology, videoworks