Happy Birthday: Sadie Benning
Sadie Benning was born on April 11th. She is well known for her early video works produced with a toy camera gifted to her from her father. Created before the internet and youtube her videos use layers of imagery to share her teen perspective on issues of gender and sexuality.
You can find intros to her video's here.
She's evolved as an artist using a wide variety of media but keeping a consistent layering and narrative aesthetic.
She recently had an exhibit here in Chicago that I sadly missed. Linked below is her artist talk and some images from the show.
"Perception is something that's constructed...we all have our own histories that we bring."