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.
Passing Through, Linda Montano

A call and response to impermanence.

 

Moving or Being Moved, Sabine Gruffat

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 translates movement into data that can be unbound...

 

Once Upon a Screen: Explosive Paradox, Kevin B. Lee

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 reflections of trees on an iPad screen. An essay about how...

 

Take It Down, Sabine Gruffat

Statement

A last stand for the silent guardians of the old order. Take It Down is a filmic day of reckoning for the Old Confederate South. What is up must come down, like the Confederate soldier monuments standing...

 

Sabine Gruffat + 1 other
2017 | 24:10
Amarillo Ramp, Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown

American sculptor and land artist Robert Smithson made art as a meditation on transition and change. Perhaps best known for his Spiral Jetty, an earthen berm that sits, occasionally submerged, in the Great Salt Lake of northern Utah,...

 

Jules Rosskam
2018 | 1:24:00
Paternal Rites, Jules Rosskam

Paternal Rites is a first-person essay film that examines the secret underbelly of a contemporary Jewish American family as they grapple with the after effects of physical and sexual abuse on their present-day lives. It is also a...

 

Contra-Internet Inversion Practices 1-3, Zach Blas

The Contra-Internet Inversion Practice series confronts the transformation of the internet into an instrument for state oppression and accelerated capitalism. Invoking a practice of utopian plagiarism, Contra-Internet Inversion...

 

Zach Blas: An Interview

Zach Blas is an artist, writer, and filmmaker whose practice spans technical investigation, research, conceptualism, performance, and science fiction....

 

 
2020 | 1:33:46
Annie Goldson & Chris Bratton, The Deathrow Notebooks

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 United States. Since the time of slavery, the...