Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Short Video About Sadie Benning

Video above is a biography of Sadie and is created in the style she became very well known for using a Fisher Price Pixelvision toy camera. The bio below was taken from Video Data Bank. You can view short clips of Sadie's work online http://www.vdb.org/artists/sadie-benning

Sadie Benning

Born 1973 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sadie Benning is a lesbian videomaker who began making videos when she was 15-years old, using a Fisher Price Pixelvision toy camera. Benning's early works were made in the privacy of her childhood bedroom, using scrawled and handwritten text from diary entries to record thoughts and images that reveal the longings and complexities of a developing identity. Evoking in turn playful seduction and painful honesty, Benning’s floating, close-up camera functions as a witness to her intimate revelations, and as an accomplice in defining her evocative experimental form. Her work emerges from a place half-innocent and half-adult—with all the honesty, humor, and desperation of a personality just coming into self-awareness, trapped and uneasy. Her more recent work moves beyond the Pixelvision camera and into animation, film and installation.
Sadie Benning is a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow.

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