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.
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

2016 | 1:37:17
FEELINGS
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An original program for VDB TV curated by Rachael Rakes and Leo Goldsmith. These striking videos each...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases

Tags: architecture, body, dance, gender, humor, language, love, memory, mental landscape, performance, philosophy, race

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...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

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

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: indigenous, landscape, language, memory

2017 | 3:36:13
Eduardo Kac: Telepresence, Bio Art & Poetry [1980-2010]
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Video Data Bank is proud to present the pioneering work of bio artist Eduardo Kac. This three-disc box set features art works that expand the limits of locality, light, and language. Included is a 119-page monograph containing seven essays that...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, DVD Box Sets

Tags: body, interview, media analysis, poetry, technology