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.
Hans Breder
1970 | 10:00
eclipse, Hans Breder

Breder regarded Eclipse I as one of his most successful intermedia performance works for the complexity of the experience. Generators were used to provide electricity for the projections as well as to amplify the electronic score by...


Fontana Song for Scrim, Hans Breder

Addressing the tear that Lucio Fontana cut in the canvases of his Spatial Concepts, the performer, Russ Nordman, rejoins and repairs the split screen.


Hans Breder
2015 | 31:00
7 + 7, Hans Breder

Seven digital mandala-chakras superimposed on video works made over several decades that relate to each chakra. This video compiles previous works into a chakra composite.

Performers: Michelle Krell,...


Hans Breder
1984 | 1:01:00
an-tee-sit-ee, Hans Breder

Originally filmed as an installation in Berlin, a digital reworking of documentation results in digital video artwork which uses image, narration, and raw sound for the sake of deconstructing and reconstructing.



In this video diary of Breder’s trip, the viewer is given an after-hours tour of the Soviet capital. The different segments include a daylight panorama of Red Square, a scene in which Breder is handed the phone by his Russian artist hosts, a...


John Smith
2020 | 22:16
Covid Messages, John Smith

Covid Messages is a video in six parts, based around broadcasts of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s COVID-19 press conferences. The work focuses on the British government’s attempts to eliminate the virus through the use of magic spells...


John Smith
2020 | 16:05
Citadel, John Smith

Filmed from the artist’s window during lockdown, Citadel combines short fragments from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speeches relating to coronavirus with views of the London skyline recorded in a variety of weather conditions....


Shelly Silver
2020 | 1:11:20
Girls | Museum, Shelly Silver

We are born into an already-constructed world. We each enter with new eyes into a culture that has already been shaped and structured based on the desires and power of others. Historical art museums are charged with preserving and interpreting...


Between Relating and Use, Nazli Dincel

"Exhibitions, whether of objects or people, are displays of the artifacts of our disciplines. They are for this reason also exhibits for those who make them, no matter what their ostensible subject. The first order of business is therefore to...