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.
Deborah Stratman
2001 | 03:00
Deborah Stratman, Untied

A small portrait of the volatility of intimacy, and of breaking free from abusive cycles. Made in response to a year of collapsing relationships and violent accidents that left Stratman broken, dislocated and stuck in her apartment.

 

Deborah Stratman
2016 | 15:20
Xenoi, Deborah Stratman

The Greek island of Syros is visited by a series of unexpected guests. Immutable forms, outside of time, aloof observants to our human condition.

 

Cecilia Dougherty
1987 | 07:49
Cecelia Dougherty, Claudia

An experiment in placing lesbian sexuality in its most common environment, daily life. Dougherty's initial intention was to represent lesbian sexuality with an objective camera by getting rid of all expressive aspects of camerawork — no close-ups...

 

Cecelia Dougherty, Gay Tape: Butch and Femme

Gay Tape: Butch and Femme is Cecilia Dougherty's first video work. She was immersed in two things at the time: making artwork and being a part of the Oakland, California lesbian bar scene. The tape is the child of those two activities....

 

Morel's Yellow Pages, Filipa César

Morel's Yellow Pages focuses on secretive and destructive actions and image making. Her title references The Invention of Morel (1940), Adolfo Bioy Casares’s science fiction novel which informs the work. The artist brings...

 

Filipa César
2007 | 16:40
Rapport, Filipa César

Shot during an NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) seminar in Berlin, a group fluxuates between guided meditation and discussion on conciousness and self acceptance. Neuro-linguistic programming is a set of techniques and beliefs that are used...

 

Filipa César
2003 | 12:47
Berlin Zoo, Filipa César

Berlin Zoo is a video loop set in the train station and terminal interface of the same name. Several bystanders were captured by the artist’s camera as they are gradually overcome by a general state of disbelief – of shock and awe even...

 

The Four Chambered Heart, Filipa César

In 1959, Jean Rouch directed the film La Pyramide Humaine. Situated between fiction and documentary, Rouch’s work presents his attempts to initiate a debate between two groups of students from the Ivory Coast, a white group and a Black...

 

Filipa César
2010 | 10:23
Porto 1975, Filipa César

Applying the same economy used in César's other films — one shot which uses the duration of an entire 16mm film reel — Porto 1975 is a tracking shot that unfolds at the social housing complex, Cooperativa das Águas ...