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.
Sterling Ruby
2019 | 33:10
STATE, Sterling Ruby

STATE is a single-channel video projection that the artist has spent the past five years researching and producing, working with a videographer and helicopter pilot to film aerial views of the 35 adult state prisons of the...

 

Primavera, Adrian Garcia Gomez

Primavera is a frenetic experimental animation that documents the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests as they intersect in springtime Brooklyn. Shot during isolation on a phone, the video explores the effects of imposed distance...

 

Antoni Muntadas + 1 other
2020 | 1:38:04
Political Advertisement X 1952-2020

The Political Advertisement project began in 1984, when New York-based media artists Muntadas and Reese produced their first compilation of American presidential commercials, beginning with Eisenhower in the 1950s. Every...

 

untitled part 9: this time, Jayce Salloum

Out of the mouths of rural boys, finding the incomparable Mulla Nasrudin in Afghanistan.

 

Acoustic Ocean, Ursula Biemann

Located on the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway, Acoustic Ocean sets out to explore the sonic ecology of marine life. The scientist as an explorer and important mediator of the contemporary understanding of our planetary ecosystems is...

 

Dana Levy
2020 | 12:17
Last Man, Dana Levy

Last Man is made of the raw footage of security cameras that stream online. During the spring 2020 lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dana Levy, who lives in New York, monitored the images transmitted live from security...

 

Matt Wolf
2017 | 16:00
Bayard & Me

In the late 1970s, Walter Naegle was walking to Times Square to buy a newspaper when he ran into a striking older African American man on the corner. Walter says that “lightning struck” and his life changed forever at that moment. The man on the...

 

The Annotated Field Guide of Ulysses S. Grant, Jim Finn

For four years in the 1860’s, half of the United States was held hostage by an unrecognized white supremacist republic. Shot on 16mm in national military parks, swamps, forests and the suburban sprawl across the former battlefields, the film...

 

I've Been Afraid, Cecelia Condit

I've Been Afraid is a musical encyclopedia about how women get abused, and why it is they stay. It uses emojis that are as ubiquitous as abuse is in our culture.

Music by Isaac Sherman