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.
Martine Syms + 7 others
2017 | 2:31:07
Storyteller, Nicolas Provost
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VDB TV: Decades, The 2010s

An original program for VDB TV: Decades curated by Omar Kholeif.

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases

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

George Barber "We Need to Speak Tony"
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Five improvisers are asked to ‘channel’ the psyche of Tony Blair. George Barber asks questions, and also feeds the improvisers anecdotes from various sources about Tony Blair’s life and experience as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: european film/video, history, politics, portrait, war

Dani Levanthal Sheila Wilson "Strangely Ordinary This Devotion"
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Strangely Ordinary This Devotion is a visceral exploration of feral domesticity, queer desire, and fantasy in a world under the threat of climate change. Utilizing and exploding archetypes, the film offers a radical approach to...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: environment, feminism, gender, lgbtq, love

2016 | 09:16
Jem Cohen "Bury Me Not"
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This film is closely related to my last feature-length project, Counting. I take the temperature of a neighborhood. In this case, the place is my New York. I think about street life and its threatened demise – a death ushered in...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: architecture, city, documentary, environment, politics

Encounters I May or May Not Have Had With Peter Berlin
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Encounters I May Or May Not Have Had With Peter Berlin deals primarily with monumentality, narcissism and the ways in which our heroes are embedded into our identities, and manifested through the body. Through a variety of gestures,...

 

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

Tags: camp, experimental film, interview, lgbtq, sexuality

Tom Kalin: An Interview
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Tom Kalin is a screenwriter, film director, producer, and educator. As a key figure in New Queer Cinema, his work focuses on the portrayal of gay sexuality both in the age of AIDS and historically. Informed by his work with two AIDS...

 

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

Tags: activism, aids/hiv, experimental film, interview, lgbtq, sexuality, vdb interviews, visiting artists program

Ming Wong: An Interview
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Ming Wong creates videos that explore performance and issues of race and gender. Born in Singapore, of Chinese heritage and now based in Berlin, his work examines cross-cultural experiences by appropriating scenes of iconic world cinema. Wong...

 

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

Tags: art history, autobiography, body, experimental film, film theory, gender, hollywood, interview, language, lgbtq, performance, post-colonialism, sexuality, vdb interviews

Sara Magenheimer: An Interview
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Sara Magenheimer earned her MFA at Bard in 2013 and has since shown her work internationally in Canada, Iceland, the Czech Republic, and Denmark. Her cross-disciplinary practice plays with the juxtaposition between the form and content of...

 

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

Tags: interview, language, mental landscape, sound, vdb interviews

Sara Magenheimer "Best Is Man's Breath"
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As an ominous voice guides us through Best Is Man’s Breath Quality, we are confronted by dense and complex images and sounds that appear and disappear before us. From primates engaging with their reflected selves to glowing...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: language, sound