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.
Philo T. Farnsworth Video Obelisk, Skip Sweeney

“Video is a fugitive medium,” said Getty Research Institute’s Glenn R. Phillips, and he should know. As curator for California Video, a 2008 at the Getty Museum, he enjoyed the luxury of a massive archive produced during the 1960s,...

 

Thoughts and Feelings, Mike Kuchar

Thoughts and Feelings is comprised of five short works which are a part of Mike Kuchar's ongoing Soul Searching Series. Each episode is designed with reflective, meditative, and philosophical tones, expressing the emotional and...

 

Kent Lambert
2019 | 04:33
RECKONING 7, Kent Lambert

RECKONING 7 is something of an instrumental interlude between longer, denser episodes of the RECKONING series, which is now being made and released "out of order.” Through an ...

 

Vever (for Barbara), Deborah Stratman

A cross-generational binding of three filmmakers seeking alternative possibilities to the power structures they are inherently part of. Each woman extends her reach to a subject she is outside of. Vever grew out of the abandoned film projects of...

 

Frédéric Moffet
2018 | 09:00
Horsey, Frédéric Moffet

“Horses are lucky, they’re stuck with the war same as us, but nobody expects them to be in favor of it, to pretend to believe in it.”

Journey to the End of the Night, Louis-Ferdinand Céline

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Oli Rodriguez + 1 other
2018 | 24:00
Lyndale, Oli Rodriguez

LYNDALE is a story of shifting family dynamics, told through the relationship of two brothers. Shot on ten different video formats, this experimental documentary is both the story of a Chicago family, and a record of the digital...

 

Failing Up, Jacqueline Goss

Failing Up describes career advancement despite bad decisions, bankruptcies, and intellectual mediocrity. In this short film, the Manhattan real estate holdings of the King of Failing Up are catalogued and synced to a soundtrack that...

 

A State of Grace, John Smith

A biblical interpretation of airline safety instructions.

 

Basma Alsharif Videoworks: Volume 1

The work of Basma Alsharif is a tribute and testament to diasporic cultures, in this case Palestinian, drifting from the Gaza Strip to Egypt, France to the United States. Alsharif's work isn't so much about Palestine as it is about being without...