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.
Jessie Mott + 1 other
2017 | 04:08
Eat Your Secrets
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The fourth collaboration between Jessie Mott and Steve Reinke continues its melancholic musings on desire and mourning, this time with more twerking. Hypnotic backgrounds and eccentric animals lend to its psychedelic...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, animation, death and dying, humor, mental landscape, philosophy, poetry, sexuality

2016 | 34:00
The Art of Intervention: The Performances of JuanSí González
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This documentary explores the groundbreaking street performances of Cuban artist JuanSí González during the 1980s. A pioneer of relational aesthetic practice in Cuba, González transformed public spaces in Havana into laboratories for edgy...

 

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

Tags: art history, conceptual art, documentary, performance

In The Jungle
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In The Jungle painfully and sorrowfully tells the tale of an unreliable narrator in a self-imposed exile. Given a grant to study the equivalent of animal cries and whines in jungle flora our heroine has lived for 1,612 days deep in an...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, music, philosophy, poetry

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My subconscious has melted away and seems to have been replaced by the muted, jangled chorus of my microbiome. I'm not sure if this condition is rare or widespread. I expect it is widespread and that our microbiomes are battling with our...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: death and dying, mental landscape, philosophy, religion/spirituality

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In Steve Reinke’s latest provocation, the words of author Hervé Guibert are made flesh through a montage of “human events” that work to collapse the boundaries between the private and public, the perverse and the prosaic.

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations

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