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Sadie Benning, April 11, 1973, is a video maker, visual artist, and musician.

She first made her name in the early 1990s as a teenage video maker from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Template:Fact Her earliest works, made from the time she was 15, were shot with the Fisher-Price Pixelvision camera, which recorded pixellated, black and white video images onto standard audio cassettes. The majority of her shorts combined performance, experimental narrative, handwriting, and cut-up music to explore, among other subjects, gender and sexuality. Her work was twice included in the Whitney Biennial.

Later in the decade, she co-founded Le Tigre, the feminist post-punk band whose members include ex-Bikini Kill singer/guitarist Kathleen Hanna and zinester Johanna Fateman. She has since left the band.

Her father is experimental filmmaker James Benning.

In 2004 Bill Horrigan curated a retrospective of her works on video. In 2006, in collaboration with Solveig Nelson, she created Play Pause - a two-screen projected video installation. It was debuted at the Wexner in 2007 as part of the exhibition, "Sadie Benning: Suspended Animation." In September 2007 "Play Pause" was exhibited at the Dia Center in NYC.


Play Pause (2006)

Aerobicide (1998) video clip for Julie Ruin, 4 min.

Flat is Beautiful (1998) 50 min. (costarring Mark Ewert)

German Song (1995) 5 min.

The Judy Spots (1995) 11 min.

Girlpower (1992) 15 min.

It Wasn't Love (1992) 20 min.

A Place Called Lovely (1991) 14 min.

If Every Girl Had A Diary (1990) 6 min.

Jollies (1990) 11 min.

Me and Rubyfruit (1990) 6 min.

Living Inside (1989) 6 min.

A New Year (1989) 6 min.

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