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.
Basma Alsharif Videoworks: Volume 1

The work of Basma Alsharif is a tribute and testament to diasporic cultures, in this case Palestinian, drifting from the Gaza Strip to Egypt, France to the United States. Alsharif's work isn't so much about Palestine as it is about being without...

 

Cecelia Condit Videoworks: Volume 2

Cecelia Condit: Videoworks Volume 2 is an exploration of the artist's works made between 2003-2008. Whimsical and dream-like, Condit's work is continually changing course, creating dark, slippery realities within concepts of feminism,...

 

Michael Robinson Videoworks: Volume 1

Michael Robinson's video artworks evade easy categorization — defying genre, the works create their own set of rules. Using found footage, on-screen text, and various video formats, Robinson sparks vibrating frequencies between seemingly...

 

We Were Hardly More Than Children tells an epic tale of an illegal abortion, as lived by two women on a perilous journey through a world that has little concern for their survival.

Paintings by Diane Messinger.

Music by...

 

Emily Vey Duke + 1 other
2019 | 33:00
Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby,You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born

You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born is a visually stunning work that follows a woman through a life characterized by damage and loss, but in which she finds humor, love, and joy. With a...

 

Skip Sweeney, My Father Sold Studebakers

Described by the New York Times as “an extraordinarily personal essay that struggles to explain and understand what went wrong in the director’s relationship with his father, Ray, a car dealer,” My Father Sold Studebakers is an auto-...

 

Skip Sweeney, My Mother Married Wilbur Stump

My Mother Married Wilbur Stump is a video family album compiled by Skip Sweeney, a founder of San Francisco’s Video Free America, an alternative media facility. The video documents a discussion between the artist, his mother, and...

 

 martha rosler: crossings

Video Data Bank is proud to present crossings, an extensive collection of video works by Martha Rosler. Spanning five decades, this essential compilation presents Rosler’s unreservedly feminist, politically charged, historically vital,...

 

Paweł Wojtasik Videoworks: Volume 1

Exploring climate change, the destruction of nature, and industrial pollution, these four works by Paweł Wojtasik paint horrific yet meditative landscapes of global infrastructures including meat production, waste treatment, and laboratory...