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.


Cecelia Condit

AI and I

2021 | 00:07:17

Within a backdrop of the natural world, a woman explores a personal relationship with the home artificial intelligence (AI) device, Alexa.
AI and I asks questions as to the nature of…

Paul Tarragó


2021 | 00:07:20

This episode includes: two more adverts, considerations of the future, a multiple projection spectacular in miniature, a riverine jaunt, much fog, and an ending…

Paul Tarragó

The Variations

2021 | 00:29:23

Completed in 2021, The Variations is a suite of 4 standalone films,

Jessie Mott +1

Contaminate Me

2021 | 00:03:06

The small cruelties of a subliminal fog roll in.  A pandemic thwarts intimacy. Perched from their little planets, this cast of wildly colorful creatures question their futures and navigate the…

A newsletter that turned into a film about hands (fast forwarding through slow times).

Paul Tarragó

The Orrery

2021 | 00:06:45

The expansive cycles of time vs. the ever smaller circles of life under lockdown. Includes: a journey to the river, some rat facts,

A promotional vehicle with lane-changing tendencies, but both hands kept on the wheel at all times.


The horizon, where the sky and the earth meet, is always elsewhere, a promised place where these two elements come together. A metaphor, an orienting, a promise of…

The Video Art and Mass Incarceration compilation includes works from the Video Data Bank collection that focus on the rapid expansion of prisons during the end of the 20th Century in the…

Gautam Chatterjee uses the streets, parks, and temple grounds of the city of Varanasi, India, to teach his students a 2000-year old method of acting.  Based on Natya Shastra, a treatise written by…

Ken Kobland +1


2021 | 00:14:00

THE DRESS: is a projection prop created for a performance piece at the Art Institute in 1984. It was installed in March 2021, suspended in front of a building on the Bowery as both a…

Future From Inside is the last in the trilogy begun in 2016, by Dani and Sheilah ReStack (also including