Sadie Benning Characteristics


Sadie Benning is a lesbian videomaker who has been creating videos since she was 15 years old using a Pixelvision Fisher-Price toy camera. Benning works often in the privacy of her own room, using scrawled and handwritten text from diary entries to record the thoughts and images that reveal the longings and complexities of a developing lesbian identity. Evoking in turn playful seduction and painful honesty, Benning's floating, close-up camera functions as a witness to her intimate diaristic 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 real desperation of a personality trapped and uncomfortable, just coming to self-awareness.

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Sadie Benning