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.

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Crystal Z Campbell

CURRENCY

2019 | 00:02:53

CURRENCY is a sound-film of refusala woman wears bygone forms of currency on the tips of her hair while preserving the greatest currency for herself. CURRENCY

Sixty-five years after the Allied invasion of Southern France, the director's mother, Cecily Barker Finley, tries to recall her involvement as a social worker aboard a WWII Red Cross ship.…

Newly uncovered 16mm footage from US Army archives recorded the bare land of Hiroshima and the questions of war tactics on the human race immersed in the present time.

Martine Syms

Slip

2021 | 00:03:24

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

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

Meditation

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…

Martine Syms

This is a Studio

2023 | 00:02:10

This Is A Studio uses surveillance footage that captures a late-night police visit. This document raises questions about home, belonging, and systems of power.

Martine Syms

DED

2021 | 00:15:35

An avatar, created through a 3D scan of Syms, navigates a plain and vast virtual landscape, the perspective sometimes floating above, sometimes alongside, as she progresses through a…

...the Chinatown of the mind.

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