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.
Instructions on How to Make a Film, Nazli Dincel

Materials: 3378 hi-con, Laser engraver, Exacto knife

Shot at the Film Farm in Mt. Forest, this comedy is a quest about performance, educational voiceover, analogue filmmaking, ASCII, language, ethics of ethnography and narrative...


Shape of a Surface, Nazli Dincel

The ground holds accounts of once pagan, then christian and now muslim ruins of the city built for Aphrodite. As she takes revenge on Narcissus, mirrors reveal what is seen and surfaces, limbs dismantle and marble turns flesh.


Nazli Dinçel
2016 | 04:38
4.Inability, Nazli Dincel

This is a re-destroyed film that I was unable to finish in 2013. Filmed both in ruins: at the Sutro Baths in San Francisco and in final domestic spaces occupied with a former partner. Film was destroyed in ocean water.



Solitary Acts #4, Nazli Dincel

Wittnerchrome, Exacto Knife, Typewriter

The filmmaker films herself masturbate the object of debate. She hears others claim her body, her habits: those in her conservative surroundings as a child. The viewer claims her as well, by watching...


Solitary Acts #5, Nazli Dincel

Wittnerchrome, Exacto Knife, Fishing Line, Sewing Machine


Her Silent Seaming, Nazli Dincel

A transcription of what I have been told during intimate experiences while separating from my husband. Sections consist of destroyed originals from Leafless...


Nazli Dinçel
2011 | 08:27
Leafless, Nazli Dincel

Leafless is a poem of textures about becoming familiar with a significant other’s body in reservation with its landscape.

“But the sun is also fierce; neither graceful athlete nor geometrician’s dummy will embody Apollo, the idol...


Nazli Dinçel
2009 | 04:00
Reframe, Nazli Dincel

8 stereoscopic slides taken to the jk-104 optical printer, shot frame by frame, by hand. This is the first hand-processed color film I've made. The slides were found at a thrift store in Milwaukee, WI in 2009. They are of Cuba between 1948 and...


Cathy Lee Crane

In this conversation, Cathy Lee Crane (b. 1962) talks about her experience working with Harun Farocki on the groundbreaking video ...