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.
Como crece la sombra cuando el sol declina, Camilo Restrepo

Set in Medellín, Colombia, Como crece la sombra cuando el sol declina (Like Shadows Growing as the Sun Goes Down) features tireless car traffic, jugglers at intersections, and employees on breaks, focusing on precise movements...

 

Camilo Restrepo, Tropic Pocket

The Choco area in Colombia is isolated between the sea and the forest. Religious missions, military operations, and tourists have come and gone within the region — coexisting and ignoring each other simultaneously.

Tropic Pocket...

 

Cecilia Dougherty
Joe
2018 | 07:35
Cecilia Dougherty, Joe

A portrait of New York author Joe Westmoreland. Joe is reading from his short story Sweet Baby Joe. This video was shot in 2014 in Joe's Chelsea loft, and the reading was recorded in 2016. 

 

Sky Hopinka, Fainting Spells

Told through recollections of youth, learning, lore, and departure, this is an imagined myth for the Xąwįska — or the Indian Pipe Plant — used by the Ho-Chunk to revive those who have fainted.

 

Gregg Bordowitz, Portraits of People Living with HIV

An up-close compilation of interviews and discussions with people living with HIV in the early 1990s. 

 

Gregg Bordowitz
1996 | 1:27:49
Gregg Bordowitz, The Suicide

The tension arising between the demands of AIDS activism and Bordowitz's increasing desire to explore aspects of his own life outside the framework of AIDS resulted in the appropriation of a work from the Soviet avant-garde: Nicolai Erdman's play...

 

Gregg Bordowitz, "A Cloud in Trousers" 1914-1915

This video is staged as a reading of the great Soviet poet Vladimir Mayakovsky's famous poem A Cloud in Trousers, written 1914-15. It was an attempt to go beyond the autobiographical mode of ...

 

La Impresión De Una Guerra

For over 70 years, Colombia has been confronted with internal armed conflict. Over the years, the outlines of the conflict have grown indistinct. A climate of generalized violence has gradually settled over society as a whole.

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Camilo Restrepo
2016 | 13:00
Cilaos

To keep a promise made to her dying mother, a young woman goes off in search of her father, a womanizer she has never met. Along the way, she soon learns that he is dead. But that doesn’t change her plans, she still intends to find him. Carried...