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.
2016 | 17:44
This Was Home
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This Was Home is comprised of three channels, which present three generations of the artist’s family. On one screen Levy presents her maternal grandfather, Karl Ribstein, another shows her father, Yossi Levy, and the third presents the...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: autobiography, eastern european, found footage, history, jewish, memory, middle east, migration

Best is Man's Breath Quality Sara Magenheimer
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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

2014 | 38:00
Forest Law
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Forest Law underlines the persistent fact that we are yet to learn to live otherwise in an age defined by the colossal consequences of a new socio-geological order we ourselves have created through irresponsible interactions...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: activism, documentary, environment, indigenous, nature

Nine Hamlet RGB
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Nine Hamlet RGB engages a simple algorithm to destabilize the timing of the red, green and blue frame sequential display system while incorporating fragmented, appropriated “to be or not to be” excerpts from nine Hamlet films. The audio...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: film theory, hollywood, image processing

Steven Go Get Me A Switch
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Told through the voices of three elderly South Carolinian's who reside in the homes in which they were born, Steven Go Get Me A Switch is an oral history mapping dichotomies of gender, familial...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aging, family, gender, lgbtq, love, memory, sexuality, youth/childhood

See a Dog, Hear a Dog
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Taking its title from a sound design maxim and using it as a conceit to grasp the desire for connection, See A Dog, Hear A Dog probes the limits and possibilities of communication. In this liminal cinematic space, the fear of conscious...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, language, technology

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An elegy to Diane Burns on the shapes of mortality and being, and the forms the transcendent spirit takes while descending upon landscapes of life and death. A place for new mythologies to syncopate with deterritorialized movement and song,...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: artist portraits, death and dying, indigenous, poetry

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Sections 1-30 of an incomplete extended poem describing the artist's connection to the radical black tradition. The completed poem will be formed of 180 sections.

"Lessons are all about constraints; they are thirty seconds, must feature a...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: advertisement(s), african-american, body, consumer culture, diary, politics, post-colonialism, race, television

Lessons: XXXI-LX
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Sections 31-60 of an incomplete extended poem describing the artist's connection to the radical black tradition. The completed poem will be formed of 180 sections.

"Lessons are all about constraints; they are...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: advertisement(s), african-american, body, consumer culture, poetry, politics, post-colonialism, race, television