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.
My Dad Triptych, Ilene Segalove

Three insightful and funny vignettes highlighting Segalove's father's quirky traits, habits, and interests.

 

Where is God? The Dive, Ilene Segalove

Using the first color video camera, the artist questions where the devil might be hiding, and then takes a nighttime swim.

 

Coal Confession, Ilene Segalove

Addressing the camera, Segalove confesses to plagarizing her 5th grade report, The Story of Coal.

 

Mom in Famous Women, Ilene Segalove

The artist's mother comments about the status of women while reading a doll house sized book titled Encyclopedia of Famous Women.

 

Joan Braderman
1998 | 08:58
Framed, Joan Braderman

Framed is the second installment of the longer piece, Video Bites: Triptych for the Turn of the Century. Offering a series of visual metaphors discussing the ubiquity of the "frame" in contemporary life, Braderman uses her...

 

Still from American Hunger

Ephraim Asili’s five-part series The Diaspora Suite is both a personal and global study of the African diaspora. Created over the course of seven years,...

 

Tour Without End, Laura Parnes

Tour Without End is an experimental hybrid feature-length video work that casts real-life musicians, artists, and actors as fictional bands on tour; the piece evolves into a cross-generational commentary on contemporary culture and...

 

Zach Blas, Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 

Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 is a re-imagining of scenes from filmmaker Derek Jarman’s 1978 queer punk film Jubilee, starring Susanne Sachsse and Cassils. Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 follows author Ayn Rand (Susanne...

 

Deborah Stratman
2018 | 14:43
Deborah Stratman, Optimism

The urge to relieve a winter valley of permanent shadow and find fortune in alluvial gravel are part of a long history of desire and extraction in the far Canadian north. Cancan dancers, curlers, ore smelters, former city officials and a curious...