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.
2014 | 12:45
Deep Sleep
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A hypnosis-inducing pan-geographic shuttle built on brainwave generating binaural beats, Deep Sleep takes us on a journey through the sound waves of Gaza to travel between...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: experimental film, landscape, mental landscape, sound

Frederic Moffet, Adresse Permenante
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A son discreetly records fleeting moments in his parents’ suburban home. An intimate portrait of a stable life lived according to the rules of society.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: autobiography, documentation, portrait

Construction Worker's Rally
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Though this video segment bears the title Construction Workers Rally, much more than issues of labor are addressed. On May 8th of 1970, approximately two hundred demonstrating construction workers, mobilized by the New York State...

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: activism, documentation, labor

Dr. Hip Pocrates
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In this tape, the Videofreex record their visit with Dr. Eugene Schoenfeld, then recognized widely for his popular medical advice column, Dear Dr. Hip Pocrates, which doled out information about sex and drugs. At the time of this session in...

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: documentation, health, journalism

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

All That Is Solid
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“All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind.”

--Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels,The Communist...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: image processing, post-colonialism, technology

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