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.
2001 colours andy never thought of
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2001 Colours Andy Never Thought Of transforms Warhol’s infamous screen prints of Marilyn Monroe through a process of color manipulation. The viewer witnesses a flurry of changing tones, colors, and shades in a...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: art history, image processing, painting, visual art

2015 | 26:00
Akula Dreams
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An old Russian Akula submarine, armed with ballistic nuclear missiles, is assigned a new captain. But Captain Pavel seems to care very little for Navy protocol. In fact, he feels the crew’s jobs are a waste of time, preferring to lead discussions...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: science, state, the, war

Fences Make Senses
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Fences Make Senses re-stages and interrogates international barriers and borders using the bodies of non-refugees. Through a series of rehearsals, Barber aims to have privileged...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: middle east, migration, performance, politics, post-colonialism

Very Very End
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"In The Very Very End, Barber points to his medium's plastic possibility by somehow traveling into the future and the...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: death and dying, future, literature, politics, science, time, war

Living Like a Nike T Shirt
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"It was as if I was living by the Nike slogan Just Do It."
— George Barber

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: diary, performance, self-reflexive video

Memory Palace
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Memory Palace is a short video grounded in the personal history of the artist. A discovery of a photo album activates memories of physical spaces, which in turn open doors to reminiscences of past family life. Inspired by the classical...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, city, diary, family, memory, music, photography, race

My Idol Is Reality
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My Only Idol is Reality is a video work created from an excerpt of Season One of MTV’s "The Real World." The piece uses repetition as a framework for abstraction...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, documentary, found footage, race, television

Notes on Gesture
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Inspired by a riff on a popular joke “Everybody wanna be a black woman but nobody wanna be a black woman,” Notes On Gesture is a video comparing authentic and dramatic gestures. The piece uses the 17th Century text Chirologia: Or the...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, body, gender, language, literature, media analysis, performance, politics, race

A Pilot For A Show About Nowhere
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A Pilot For A Show About Nowhere is a two-channel video that examines the politics of television viewership, incorporating footage from a number of sources to create a plurivocal narrative. 

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, media analysis, memory, race, television