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.
Untitled (Tania Project), Rima Yamazaki

This project started with an email from a stranger in 2017. The sender was the widower of the late artist Tania and he invited the filmmaker to look at her “archive.” Tania was born to Jewish parents in Poland in 1920. The family moved to Paris...

 

The World Must Be Measured by Eye, Rima Yamazaki

Ellen Altfest is known for her representational paintings in which she renders every detail of her subjects on a one-to-one scale. The World Must Be Measured by Eye follows the meticulous, repetitive and painstaking creative process of...

 

zwielicht (germany), Hans Breder

Originally commissioned by University of Dortmund to be installed during Internationalen Bach-Symposium. The video is based on the Robert Schumann song of the same name and continued to evolve as an ongoing piece.

 

zwielicht (usa), Hans Breder

Originally commissioned by University of Dortmund to be installed during Internationalen Bach-Symposium. The video is based on the Robert Schumann song of the same name and continued to evolve as an ongoing piece.

 

Vision of St. Bernard, Hans Breder

Based on a painting depicting St. Bernard receiving milk from a statue of the Virgin Mary.

 

Words: Donald Kuspit

Performer: Heidi Bartlett

Sound/Camera: Hans Breder

Post-production: Adam Burke

 

Hans Breder
1971 | 11:00
with-in, Hans Breder

This angelic image of performer Barbara Berry was created with a video effect processor called a Quantizer which could remap colors and create limited live effects.

 

Performer: Barbara Berry

Music: Peter Todd Lewis...

 

Hans Breder
2014 | 20:00
words ending, Hans Breder

Breder painted the words of Donald Kuspit’s poem in white on scraps of paper and then floated them down Old Man’s Creek, the site of many legendary Intermedia performances near Iowa City. As the water soaked through the paper, the words became...

 

Hans Breder
1986 | 30:00
Ursonate 1986, Hans Breder

Ursonate 1986 is the result of a transference process which utilizes computer and video technology to transport a 1932 phonetic poem, Ursonate, by the German artist Kurt Schwitters into a contemporary context. The poem is...

 

through the glass, Hans Breder

Performers throw themselves into an underground passageway. They exit through the mirror, a symmetrical mirror world which exists because of the placement and angle of the mirror as an upside-down place.

Performers: Ellen Krueger and...