1992 | 00:15:00 | United States | English | B&W | Mono
Collection: Single Titles
Set to music by Bikini Kill (an all-girl band from Washington), Girl Power is a raucous vision of what it means to be a radical girl in the 1990s. Benning relates her personal rebellion against school, family, and female stereotypes as a story of personal freedom, telling how she used to model like Matt Dillon and skip school to have adventures alone. Informed by the underground “riot grrrl” movement, this tape transforms the image politics of female youth, rejecting traditional passivity and polite compliance in favor of radical independence and a self-determined sexual identity.
Spanish subtitled version available.
This title is also available on Sadie Benning Videoworks: Volume 2.
Exhibitions + Festivals
Dallas Video Festival, 1993
Inside Out (Canada), 1993
WRO Videoart Biennale, 1999