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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An urgent reflection on indigenous sovereignty, the undead violence of museum archives, and postmortem justice through the case of the "Kennewick Man," a prehistoric Paleo-American man whose…

A call and response to impermanence.

Glenn Belverio is an independent filmmaker and drag artist who lives and works in New York City. In 1990, he began producing and co…

Caroline Monnet

Mobilize

2015 | 00:03:00

Guided expertly by those who live on the land and driven by the pulse of the natural world, Mobilize takes us on an exhilarating journey from the far north to the urban south. Over every…

Taking the idea of loss and dispossession as a starting point, this second reflection on photography and its people looks at the individual’s position within the context of war and how photographs…

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…

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…

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…

"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…

“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…