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.


Martine Syms

The Fool

2021 | 00:04:11

The Fool melds varied footage while a narrator describes a brief encounter with a former love interest. A performance of a gymnastics routine merges with iconic Baroque…

Martine Syms


2021 | 00:04:19

Meditation is from Martine Syms’ Kita’s World series. Kita enacts the performances of everyday life…

Martine Syms

Kita's World

2021 | 00:22:26

For the video series Kita’s World, Syms created a digital avatar modeled on Cita of Cita's World, the late-1990s BET music video show…

Martine Syms

Dream Nightmare

2022 | 00:07:29

Dream Nightmare is from Martine Syms’ Kita’s World series. Kita enacts the performances of everyday… Americana, 2023

...after the war.

...the Chinatown of the mind.

...just what it says, it's about the street. 

THE COUCH CHRONICLES, are ruminations on place, the times, and the general question of what's on one's mind that's worth mentioning to others


Created with artist Jolie Ruelle. 

What is an AI’s understanding of human rights? For this project, AI was used to generate images based on the 30 universal human rights as defined by…

Ezra Wube

Possible World

2021 | 00:03:15

Created and commissioned for Little Sun, Fast Forward short film series exploring a sustainable world. For this project over 100 interviews were conducted in five destinations throughout…

Inspired by an unaccomplished personal project, in this animation, I’m exploring ideas of intention, extension, and failed romanticism. I used images and texts from mass-produced postcards,…