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.
Shelly Silver
2018 | 03:38

In 1959, Jean Seberg stares into Raoul Coutard’s 35mm camera lens and then turns – the closing frame of Godard’s Breathless is the back of her head. For the film it is a closing. For her character it is less clear. Is it a refusal? A...


frog spider hand horse house

In Shelly Silver’s “frog spider hand horse house,” the effort of all things to keep existing has been observed by someone with a camera who seems, as far as personality goes, to be no one. This acutely neutral watcher — curious and patient,...


Score for Joanna Kotze

An imaginary room resembling a swimming pool. An actual body of water. Sea creatures carried by the wind. Plastic. A dance film that leaves us primarily in the dark. A dance score for the choreographer Joanna Kotze.

Voice: Maureen McLane...


On the Domestication of Sheep

How to turn wild animals into milk, meat and wool machines... a model for the sexual subjugation of women... at first female captives, then wives and daughters.

Animation: Kerri Allegretta

Editing/Sound Design: Michael Simon



John Smith
2020 | 02:32

The artist follows the British government's advice while self-isolating at home during the COVID-19 lockdown.


Turmoil in the Garden, Kristen Bates

Turmoil in the Garden is a video adaptation of David Wojnarowicz's 1982 book Sounds in the Distance: Thirty-five Monologues from the Road.

Cast includes: Allen Frame, Tara Kelly, Nan Goldin, Kirsten Bates, Elisabeth...


Curious Fantasies, Jesse McLean

The language and imagery related to celebrity perfumes (both descriptive and visual) are a starting point to think about consumer desires and the corruptness of branding. Give us your songs, your smells and we will give you everything. The rich...


Contra-Internet Inversion Practice #3: Modeling Paranodal Space, Zach Blas

Modeling Paranodal Space is part three of Zach Blas's Contra-Internet Inversion Practice series. Contra-Internet Inversion Practice confronts the transformation of the internet into an instrument for state...


Contra-Internet Inversion Practice #1: Constituting an Outside (Utopian Plagiari

Constituting an Outside (Utopian Plagiarism) is part one of Zach Blas's Contra-Internet Inversion Practice series. Contra-Internet Inversion Practice confronts the transformation of the internet into an instrument...