The Politics of Pleasure: Cross-Cultural Autobiographic Performance in the Video Works of Sadie Benning

  title={The Politics of Pleasure: Cross-Cultural Autobiographic Performance in the Video Works of Sadie Benning},
  author={Mia Carter},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={745 - 769}
  • M. Carter
  • Published 1 March 1998
  • Art
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
ith a Fisher-Price hildren's PXL-2000 PixelVision camera in hand, American video artist Sadie Benning measures, dissects, and attempts to reimagine the world. Benning, who is now in her twenties, began making videos at age fifteen. In these adolescent videos, Benning positions herself somewhere between flaneur and shut-in and surveys American culture from the safety of her bedroom; from this self-enclosed position, she observes U.S. culture's various influences on her femininity and lesbian… 

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