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.
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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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

Steve Reinke "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

Sky Hopinka "Visions of an Island"
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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

Eduardo Kac
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, Box Sets

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

Antonio Muntadas + 1 other
2012 | 1:24:00
Political Advertisement 2012
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The latest in Muntadas and Reese's series documenting the selling of the American presidency features political ads from the 1950s to ads from the 2012 campaigns, and highlights the development of the political strategy and marketing techniques...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: advertisement(s), history, media analysis, politics