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.

 

 

 

Available Titles by Sadie Benning

Titlesort icon Year Collection Action
Aerobicide - Julie Ruin 1998 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Sadie Benning Videoworks: Volume 1 1998 Single Artist Compilations order video    add to wish list
Sadie Benning Videoworks: Volume 2 1999 Single Artist Compilations order video    add to wish list
Sadie Benning Videoworks: Volume 3 1999 Single Artist Compilations order video    add to wish list
Flat is Beautiful 1998 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
German Song 1995 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Girl Power 1992 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
If Every Girl Had a Diary 1990 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
It Wasn't Love 1992 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Jollies 1990 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
The Judy Spots 1995 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Living Inside 1989 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Me and Rubyfruit 1990 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
A New Year 1989 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
A Place Called Lovely 1991 Single Titles order video    add to wish list