Flat is Beautiful
1998 | 00:50:00 | United States | English | B&W | Mono
Collection: Single Titles
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Flat is Beautiful is an experimental live-action cartoon using masks, animation, subtitles, drawings, and dramatic scenes to investigate the psychic life of an androgynous eleven-year-old girl. Growing up in a working class neighborhood with her single mother and gay roommate, Taylor confronts the loneliness of living between masculine and feminine in a culture obsessed with defining gender difference. Shifting between black and white film and grainy pixelvision video, Flat is Beautiful explores the internal and external worlds of sad people.
This title is also available on Sadie Benning Videoworks: Volume 3.
Exhibitions + Festivals
Whitney Biennial (Chrissie Illes-Video Curator Whitney Mus.), 2000
Dallas Video Festival, 2007
National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens, Politics of Art, October 2010-April 2011
Gijon Film Festival, 2008
Videonale Bon, 1998
MIX New York L & G Experimental Film Festival, 1998
Videonale Bon, 1999
Dallas Video Festival, 1999
Rotterdam International Film Festival (The Netherlands), 1999