These works have been acquired for distribution by Vtape within the last six months. Not all of the videos are necessarily new, as older works are sometimes brought into distribution.
2019, 04:00 minutes, colour
Mysterious collage meticulously observes a woman producing a screen print of herself. A second red layer contaminates the image. This then doubles when the pattern is also applied to her clothing. A miniature on reality and reproduction with melancholy audio collage.
Grounded in a research-based practice, Ursula Biemann creates video essays and texts that address the interconnection of politics and the environment across local, global, and planetary contexts. In her most recent work, Acoustic Ocean, Biemann combines scientific, personal, and phenomenological narrative in an… ⊕
Since 2008, I document aquatic landscapes across North America. Adrift probes our relation to water, underscoring its vital importance and the troubling recurrence of ecological disasters. Like a previous work, Castaway (2012), this experimental video was filmed in the polluted waters of the Staten Island boat graveyard.… ⊕
2018, 10:53 minutes
Two families, similar identities. Fleeing violence, they sought refuge in Canada and began a new life. This is the experience of thousands of people in our great country and yet these stories go mostly untold. Arrival Archives is an artful exploration of newcomer arrival stories, told through a multi-generational viewpoint. The… ⊕