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.

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Caroline Monnet

Creatura Dada

2016 | 00:03:00

Six powerful native women gather up to celebrate a new beginning and the end of the world as we know it.

Featuring: Alanis Obomsawin, Nadia Myre, Swaneige…

A woman raises her voice and gives a painful and endless speech that with time becomes even more overwhelming, because her words are heartbreaking and permanent impressions in the collective…

Akram Zaatari

The Landing

2019 | 01:03:00

Whether they inhabit the desert or are lost in it, three men are clearly confronted to the ruins of modern times. They are explorers…

At one point in END-LESSsestina, several men linking arms are made to walk, blindfolded, into a pool of water. We see thrashing and an expanse of blue, and finally, a lone tennis ball…

The everyday performance of domestic labor is teleported into a surreal game world where an emotionally responsive AI chatbot provides no answers.

In this world, motion capture technology…

"In this eight-minute video work, we are given nonnarrative footage sutured together to form a fragmented, hallucinatory sensation. Storefronts zoom by as captured in grainy footage out of the…

A childhood experience is projected on a shadowy wall of a former movie theatre. A racist cinematic trauma passed between friends and family is remembered among the rustling of leaves and…

“The video is an extension of Derrick’s project for Headmaster No. 8. The issue is thematically structured around the Village People, and he was given a cop-themed assignment. More specifically,…

Commissioned by Visual AIDS for STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art 

“In Much Handled Things Are Always Soft, the personal, racial, and
systemic dynamics of cruising…

Akram Zaatari

The Script

2018 | 00:06:30

A man prays in the Muslim tradition while his children try to distract him by climbing on his back. This is a recurring scenario that…

John Smith

Covid Messages

2020 | 00:22:16

Covid Messages is a video in six parts, based around broadcasts of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s COVID-19…

John Smith

Citadel

2020 | 00:16:05

Filmed from the artist’s window during lockdown, Citadel combines short fragments from British Prime Minister…