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.
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Memory, fantasy, and the desiring body. [Extended description to follow]

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: language, lgbtq, mental landscape, sexuality

Deborah Stratman, Illinois Parables
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An experimental documentary comprised of regional vignettes about faith, force, technology and exodus. Eleven parables relay histories of settlement, removal, technological breakthrough, violence, messianism and resistance, all occurring...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: documentary, history, home dvd, religion/spirituality

2016 | 13:45
Ground Effect, Nadav Assor
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Ground Effect is an investigation of the constantly shifting, 80 km long line in Israel under which rainfall amounts to less than 200mm a year on average. This line, which aligns with the global desert belt, cuts from the east, near the West Bank,...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: landscape, memory, surveillance

Lessons on Leaving Your Body, Nadav Assor
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Jake Wells, a professional tattooist, DIY drone builder, FPV (First Person View) flight hobbyist, and possibly the world’s first RC (Remote Control) Christian Minister, shares some of his stories and ideas regarding the connection between religion,...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: landscape, memory, religion/spirituality, surveillance

The Death Tapes (Image Credit: Gisela Gamper)
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VDB is proud to present Linda Montano's The Death Tapes. Originally trained as a sculptor, Linda Montano began using video in the 1970s. She is a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art and her work has been critical in the...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations

Tags: aging, body, death and dying, performance, religion/spirituality, ritual, vdb interviews

Linda M Montano 2016: An Interview
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Linda Montano is interviewed by Janet Dees, Curator at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University. Since the 1960s, Linda Montano has aimed to blur the distinction between art and life with her performance and video work. Delving deep...

 

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

Tags: death and dying, interview, performance, religion/spirituality, vdb interviews

Lynda Benglis + 9 others
2017 | 1:41:56
On Screen, Lynda Benglis
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VDB TV: Decades, The 1970s

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases, Compilations

Tags: art history, blu-ray, body, conceptual art, feminism, mental landscape, performance, technology, television

Sea is History
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The Sea is History, made in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, is a free adaptation of the poem by Derek Walcott.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: environment, history, memory, nature, poetry

2016 | 09:50
Reckoning 4
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RECKONING 4 is the second in a series of investigations into (among other things)

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: consumer culture, found footage, hollywood, sexuality, technology, video games