Salute to Sadie Benning

April 12th, 2005 · No Comments · 2004 - 2012 Sketchbook, Artists


Using a Fisher-Price Pixelvision camera (a toy video camera that recored pixelated black and white quarter-size images on audio tapes), Sadie Benning fabricated dense autobiographies — stunning in their simplicity, both in media and delivery — with a simultaneously sincere and sarcastic tone. A Place Called Lovely (1992) is a good place to start. Benning was given the camera as a Christmas present when she was 15, her most famous works were made in the years following (She was 19 when she made A Place Called Lovely). Model story-telling economy.

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