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Sadie Benning «Jollies»
Sadie Benning, «Jollies», 1992


Categories: Video

United States | video tape

 Sadie Benning

The first kiss, the first seduction, her best friend, the school chum, the anxiety and the desire. Crude black-and-white pictures taken on her toy camera recall her coming-out. Her scrawling hand-writing, the aura of improvisation and incompleteness, the home video athmosphere - all of this links the tape to Benning's dominant theme: the American Dream and the awakening in reality.

(Source: catalogue International Video Art Award 1994, ZKM Karlsruhe)


Rudolf Frieling