Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: Architecture, Body, Dance, Gender, Humor, Language, Love, Memory, Mental Landscape, Performance, Philosophy, Race

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An original program for VDB TV curated by Rachael Rakes and Leo Goldsmith. These striking videos each examine a force of feeling which is beyond emotion or affect, and which often elicit physical sensation.

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robbinschilds + 1 other
2007 | 10:47
A.L. Steiner & robbinschilds, C.L.U.E. (color location ultimate experience)
C.L.U.E. (color location ultimate experience), Part 1 is a collaborative video and performance work by artists A.L. Steiner and robbinschilds, with AJ Blandford and Seattle-based band Kinski. Inhabiting the intersection of human movement and...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: architecture, body, dance, gender, landscape, music, performance

Every Pony Plays the Fool
An audience-interactive game of Mad Libs, with support from a linguistically challenged newcomer. We replace various parts of speech in newspaper articles to create new, customized meanings.


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: humor, language, performance

Platonic, Dani Leventhal
In Dani Leventhal’s Platonic, geometric specters twirl in space; pet cats foam at the mouth; a little boy mistakes his junkie dad for a superhero; and a confused adolescent worries he has sired a centaur. Platonic references both the ancient...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: love, mental landscape, portrait

Second and Lee
Second and Lee is a cautionary tale about when not to run. It uses archival reportage and voiceover recollection to trace through repetitive corridors of presumption, justice and judgment.


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, crime or violence, found footage, race

John Smith
2012 | 04:54
John Smith, Dad's Stick
Dad’s Stick features three objects that my father showed me shortly before he died. Two of these were so well-used that their original forms and functions were almost completely obscured. The third object seemed to be instantly recognizable, but it...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: autobiography, death and dying, family, memory, painting

Somewhere only we know
Standing on the brink of elimination, the suspense threatening to fracture their composure, contestants wait and see if they will be going home. The audience at home is also waiting... Part two of Bearing Witness Trilogy.


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: found footage, media analysis, television

Dan Sandin
1980 | 07:00
Spiral PTL
Short for "Probably The Last" (of the series), Spiral PTL uses the image processor like a musical instrument to create variations on a spiral, transforming its basic form into an ever-moving gyro. The movement is synchronous with an audio track that...


Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: image processing, music, video history

Turkish Delight
Super 8mm film transferred to digital video. Installation composed of footage from three separate sequences that interweave frame by frame. Shot in the interiors of empty homes in Amman, Jordan. Sound composed of recording of food ingredients for...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: food

Emily Vey Duke + 1 other
2011 | 12:43
Lesser Apes
Lesser Apes tells the story of a love affair between a primatologist, Farrah, and a female bonobo ape, Meema. Bonobos are the species with which humans share the most DNA, but unlike our species, they are matriarchal, live without conflict, and are...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: animals, animation, blu-ray, humor, language, love, music, nature, sexuality

Strange Space
Thornton asks viewers to question how one sees “space" — whether literally or figuratively — and what is being revealed? Images of a sonogram session grant viewers access to what is typically reserved for medical analysis — “inner space.”


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: body, future, holiday, science

Moving Stories strings together scenes of passenger aircraft in flight.  In this short study of the dramatic and narrative power of image and sound, Provost manipulates cinema language and reaches, though minimal means, a strong, emotionally...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: expedition/travel, found footage, love