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.
Simone Forti: An Interview
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The later 1950s and early 1960s saw the development and proliferation of radically new forms of dance driven by a desire to understand the essentiality of movement divorced from traditional, balletic and modern syntaxes. At the forefront of this new...

 

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

Tags: body, dance, interview, performance, vdb interviews

Welcome to David Wojnarowicz Week
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Welcome to David Wojnarowicz Week is the follow up to A Boy Needs a Friend. Reinke proposes a new holiday with the motto MORE RAGE LESS DISGUST: David Wojnarowicz Week and takes us through his seven days of celebration.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: death and dying, found footage, lgbtq, memory

2014 | 06:00
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Wawa peeks at the anxieties and difficulties of communication through the interactions between speakers of an endangered Indigenous language, each from differing cultural backgrounds and generations. By transforming the chronology of the language,...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: documentary, indigenous, language

2015 | 07:36
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Logging and approximating a relationship between audio recordings of my father and videos gathered of the landscapes we have both separately traversed. The initial distance between the logger and the recordings, of recollections and of songs, new...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: documentary, family, indigenous, landscape, language, memory

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An Unangam Tunuu elder describes cliffs and summits, drifting birds, and deserted shores. A group of students and teachers play and invent games revitalizing their language. A visitor wanders in a quixotic chronicling of earthly and supernal terrain...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: indigenous, landscape, language, memory

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In October 1969, the Videofreex visited the home of wealthy political and social activist, Lucy Montgomery, as she was hosting the Black Panther Party of Chicago during one of their most fraught times – the period just after Chairman Bobby Seale was...

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: activism, african-american, documentation, interview, journalism, politics, social justice, television

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Eerily drifting through soft fades, superimposed images, close-ups, and visual feedback, this tape follows less a narrative structure and more a stringing together of seemingly random activities, set against two very different soundtracks. The video...

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: documentation, gender, labor

A.L. Steiner + 2 others
2008 | 08:45
You will never You will never be a woman. You must live the rest of your days en
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You will never be a woman. You must live the rest of your days entirely as a man and you will only grow more masculine with every passing year. There is no way out.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: activism, body, gender, lgbtq, love, performance, politics, sexuality, trans-sexuality

Out of Kerr's Suitcase
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Memory in three acts. A boy opens his presents. Two men open a suitcase stuffed with photographs. An aging actress opens her heart to lost love and ancient rivalries.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: documentary, experimental film