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.
Shelly Silver "A Strange New Beauty"

In an upmarket house surrounded by an idyllic garden, there is no trace of human presence, even though a family obviously lives there. Voices, sounds and superimposed text create a feeling of disquiet whose origin continually escapes us. “A...

 

Ephraim Asili "Many Thousands Gone"

The Diaspora Suite

Filmed on location in Salvador, Brazil (the last city in the Western Hemisphere to outlaw slavery) and Harlem, NY ( an international stronghold of the African Diaspora), Many Thousands Gone...

 

Ephraim Asili "Fluid Frontiers"

Fluid Frontiers is the fifth and final film in the series entitled The Diaspora Suite, exploring Asili’s personal...

 

Ephraim Asili
2016 | 12:00
Ephraim Asili "Kindah"

The Diaspora Suite

 

Steve Reinke + 5 others
2017 | 1:14:55
RE:THE_OPERATION, Paul Chan

VDB TV: Decades, The 2000s

An original program for VDB TV: Decades curated by Aily Nash.

 

Liquid Image

September 24th, 2016, North Avenue Beach, Chicago. It was a sunny day. According to the weather report, the temperature was 75°F, with the barometer reading of 30 inches height and the wind speed of 13 miles per hour. The time was 2:27 pm, I was...

 

Pizzly Bear

In imaginary landscapes where trees talk and frogs turn to handsome princes, Pizzly Bear is a story of a cross between a Grizzly and Polar Bear. Like in so many fables, the story is based in fact and this small animal is an archetypal...

 

Tales of a Future Past, Condit

Tales of a Future Past is a video about a giraffe and a zebra who fight over an undefined baby creature, in hopes of making it one of their own species. Using toy masks and a sparse theatricality, Cecelia Condit creates a contemporary...

 

Waypoint, Follow, Orbit, Focus, Track, Pan

Every country employs specific techniques for disguising its soldiers, every army has developed its own camouflage uniforms. Croatia is one of the few countries in the world that uses a digitized shape of its own territory in its camouflage...