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.

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John Smith

Citadel

2020 | 00:16:05

Filmed from the artist’s window during lockdown, Citadel combines short fragments from British Prime Minister…

John Smith

Covid Messages

2020 | 00:22:16

Covid Messages is a video in six parts, based around broadcasts of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s COVID-19…

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…

Sabine Gruffat

Take It Down

2019 | 00:12:37

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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…

Akram Zaatari

The Script

2018 | 00:06:30

A man prays in the Muslim tradition while his children try to distract him by climbing on his back. This is a recurring scenario that…

Akram Zaatari

The Landing

2019 | 01:03:00

Whether they inhabit the desert or are lost in it, three men are clearly confronted to the ruins of modern times. They are explorers…

Taking the idea of loss and dispossession as a starting point, this second reflection on photography and its people looks at the individual’s position within the context of war and how photographs…

At one point in END-LESSsestina, several men linking arms are made to walk, blindfolded, into a pool of water. We see thrashing and an expanse of blue, and finally, a lone tennis ball…

"In this eight-minute video work, we are given nonnarrative footage sutured together to form a fragmented, hallucinatory sensation. Storefronts zoom by as captured in grainy footage out of the…

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…

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…