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.
2017 | 7:47:37
VDB TV: Decades
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VDB TV: Decades is a unique series that casts a distinctive eye over the development of video as an art form from the early 1970s to the present, produced to mark the 40th anniversary of the Video Data Bank. Each program in this five-disc box set...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases, Box Sets, Compilations

Tags: african-american, artist portraits, autobiography, experimental film, future, media analysis, memory, middle east, politics, portrait, self-reflexive video, television, war

Nadav Assor
2015 | 1:16:00
Nadav Assor, Strip / Musrara
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Strip / Musrara is part of Assor's ongoing “Strip” series, set in Jerusalem’s Musrara neighborhood. It is an attempt to create a living map that is both collective and subjective – a plurality of combined perspectives. Not a map of the exact...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: installation, jewish, middle east, religion/spirituality, technology

The Seven Wonders of the World, Donnigan Cumming
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A compilation of too-close observation, animation, and stolen momenets, The Seven Wonders of the World adds an eighth: survival at the edge of the known universe - bare-plus life. 

Combining...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aging, animation, multimedia

Richard Fung
2018 | 40:19
Richard Fung, Nang by Nang
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Nang has lived outside the box. Born in a Trinidadian village in 1934, she grew up poor, illegitimate, mixed-race and female, but she survived by defying convention. She left the first of five husbands ...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aging, documentary, family, portrait

Liz/James/Stillholes (2005/2017), Liz Rosenfeld
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An exploration of cruising glory holes, feminism, and general queer frustration.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: body, feminism, gender, lgbtq, sexuality, surveillance

Spectacle: A Portrait of Stuart Sherman, Robin Deacon
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“We lose good artists to the past all the time because their work was ephemeral, or difficult, or fashion wasn’t on their side. The performance artist Stuart Sherman, who died of AIDS in 2001, was a...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: aids/hiv, art history, artist portraits, performance

John Smith
2017 | 01:12
Jour de Fete, John Smith
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If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. (Matthew 5:38-40)

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

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Song For Europe, John Smith
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On December 1st 1990, watched by the world's media, construction worker Graham Fagg of Dover climbed through a hole in a chalk wall 40 metres below the seabed of the English Channel, shook the hand of Philippe Cozette of Calais and...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: found footage, television

John Smith
2016 | 03:38
Who Are We?, John Smith
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On June 23rd, 2016 Britain voted to leave the European Union. Who Are We? is a re-working of material from a BBC television debate transmitted a few weeks earlier.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: politics, television