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.
Art for Teachers of Children
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Jennifer, an intelligent but insecure 14-year-old student at a boarding school, seduces her married dormitory counselor, a photographer who has offered to teach her about his art and winds up shooting her in the nude. She is naive, and he...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: experimental film, feature length, love, memory, photography

2016 | 10:00
Sleep Walkers
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A young man thinking about demonic angels and angelic demons amid night's whispering stillness while the shadows form ladders he'll try to climb.

 

Collection: New Releases, Kuchar Archive, Single Titles

Tags: body, camp

Dana Levy: Museum Intervention Works
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“Levy's work is both ramified and momentous, addressing environments of many kinds, and filled with stories in which human behavior has played a decisive role.”  — Noam Gal, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations

Tags: architecture, art collectors, death and dying, environment, installation, nature

The Poet's Battle, Mike Kuchar
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A poet teases God with written prayers, his heart dropping red petals onto the pages of life.  

 

Collection: New Releases, Kuchar Archive, Single Titles

Tags: camp

Ruffled Spirits
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He had let no appetite in him go hungry, no temptation pass him by, which led to sordid alleys where he became more an 'animal', than a spiritual 'man'. – Mike Kuchar

 

Collection: New Releases, Kuchar Archive, Single Titles

Tags: camp, ritual

Unspeakable Freedom Device
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A kind of warped Folktale, the video follows two women through a bizarre, broken landscape of collapsing signs and imploding meanings, on a pilgrimage to the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, to cure their green baby. In this fantastic, primitive-future...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: european film/video, mental landscape, politics

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A short documentary about life in the Everglades National Park with its few male residents. Living in the midst of a national park, they learn to exist with the wild. As a female moving image artist, Dana Levy takes on the role of an anthropologist...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: environment, gender, nature

Weight of Things
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A 19th Century etching of a bedroom in the Palace of Versailles is animated and depicts the room in the midst of an earthquake. Every detail, from the moldings to the small figures in the hung paintings, trembles. Eventually all the elements —...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animation, visual art

J. Morgan Puett: A Practice of Be(e)ing
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J. Morgan Puett is an internationally renowned artist living on a 95-acre compound in the deciduous forests of northeastern Pennsylvania. Touching on ideas of creative domestication, radical pedagogy, and a critical engagement with one’s environment...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: artist portraits, artist spaces, documentary, installation, landscape, portrait, visual art