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Films By Sadie Benning

Benning's dazzling first work began as a bedroom exper­iment with the PXL 2000. A pastiche of image and sound fast becomes a lucid commentary on adolescent isola­tion in a poor Milwaukee neighbourhood. Viewing her room through a snow dome—in what may be the most oblique and profound ... Read more
Taylor is a 12 year-old tomboy growing up in the 80s, the latch-key kid of a hard-working single mom and a self-obsessed and absent father. Emotionally and phys­ically caught between childhood and adolescence, time protracts and condenses as her world shifts between playground reality ... Read more
In her earlier work, Benning develops a filmic language that tests and gives provisionary representation to the very intimate world of her bedroom, and what it means to be Sadie growing up (and out) queer. Objects and texts resonate with accidental emotion and intelligence. It Wasn't Love is more ... Read more
A five-part animated video for an MTV special on women's health issues. Integrating puppets, drawings, cut-outs, video and masking techniques, Benning cre­ates a pocket-size geography permeated by a sense of isolation and malaise. The voices of Judy and her bossy friend Courtney (with reference ... Read more
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