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.
Ed Rankus, Thorns vs. Roses
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A collage piece. Oppositions of agony and ecstasy are explored. Morticia trims yet another rose stem, while Bugs Bunny takes up Zen. Guilt-wracked, a nun tries furtively to cleans herself of imagined sin. Or attain spiritual release. Various...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: body, religion/spirituality, sexuality

The Natural Look, Steve Reinke
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There is no future in reproduction. I have no concern with any species extending itself through time. You think you have given birth to a baby, when really you have given birth to a bus driver, or tax collector. Instead I'm interested in the...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: body, found footage, humor, lgbtq, mental landscape, sexuality

Jim Finn, Zinoviev's Tube
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In this tape—the second in the Inner Trotsky Child video series—narrator Lois Severin is back with advice for post­Berlin Wall leftists dealing with life in the Prime Material Plane of Corporate Capitalism....

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: marxism, philosophy, television

Lettres du Voyant, Louis Henderson
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“To take back the gold that was stolen from us – this is the object of our actions.”

Lettres du Voyant is a documentary-fiction about spiritism and technology in contemporary Ghana, which attempts to uncover some truths about a...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: myth, post-colonialism, religion/spirituality, technology

Louis Henderson, Logical Revolts
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“Trying to think the revolution is like waking and trying to see the logic in a dream...”

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: history, post-colonialism

2014 | 12:00
Dreamsville, Mike Kuchar
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Something lies yet unwritten within a poet who lost that 'spark' of having been born 'brand new onto a sacred stage.

--Mike Kuchar

 

Collection: New Releases, Kuchar Archive, Single Titles

Tags: poetry

2013 | 1:25:08
DAREDEVILS, Stephanie Barber
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A portrait of risk and language, DAREDEVILS, presents the experimental narrative of a writer as she interviews a well-known artist and feels the reverberations of their discussion throughout her day. Visually spare, still and verbose,...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: death and dying

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The four‐part cycle Parallel deals with the image genre of computer animation. The series focuses on the construction, visual landscape and inherent rules of computer-animated worlds.

“Computer animations are currently becoming a general...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations

Tags: technology, video games, war

Immortal, Suspended, Deborah Stratman
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The idea of suspension is evoked on shifting registers – as levitation, cessation, preservation, and suspense – and located in sites whose identities slip as we track through a space within a space.

Camera, Edit, Sound Design: Deborah...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: landscape, ritual