Flat Is Beautiful
with Sadie Benning
Thursday, May 28, 1998 - 4:00pm
Shifting between black and white film, and grainy pixelvision video, Flat is Beautiful (50 min., 1998) uses masks, animation, subtitles, drawings and dramatic scenes to investigate the psychic life of an androgynous eleven year old girl named Taylor. This piece by internationally acclaimed video director Sadie Benning will be shown in its Chicago premiere on Thursday, May 28 at 4:00 pm in Cobb Hall Film Studies Center, 3rd Floor, 5811 S. Ellis Avenue, University of Chicago. Judy Spots (12 min. 1996) and "German Song" (4 min., 1995) will also be screened. Following the free public screening there will be a discussion with Ms. Benning and a reception, also open to the audience. Sadie Benning is the director of eight video works. She is also a music video director, film animator and painter. Her videos have been extensively screened in North America, Europe, and Japan, including The Whitney Museum of American Art, Hong Kong Arts Center, MIX: New York Gay and Lesbian Experimental film and Video Festival, Venice Bienale, Irish Gay and Lesbian Festival, SCAN Tokyo, and Berlin Kunstlerhaus Bethanien. Recently she was awarded the Video Kunst Prize in Kahrlsrule, Germany, and the Art and Technology Post-Production Grant from the Wexner Center for the Arts.
Co-sponsored by Cinema and Media Studies, Divinity School LesBiGay Alliance, Q & A, and The Womyn's Union.