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Hear the Glow of Electric Lights
16mm reversal film

Sarah Beth Woods Directed and Produced Hear the Glow of Electric Lights, a 16mm reversal film that investigates the choreographed performances and culture of 1960s American pop music groups featuring girls and young women, with the intention of deconstructing the genre's historical associations with superficiality and anonymity.

During the summer of 2017 Woods formed and filmed a fictional group called The Rhinettes based out of Prosser High School on the West side of Chicago. Woods’ work conceals and reveals both the surface of bodies and the materiality of film as a way to conjure absence and the lost archive. The accompanying soundtrack is the sound of a 16mm projector.