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Hear the Glow of Electric Lights
16mm reversal film
2017
Hear the Glow of Electric Lights
Performance
Silent Funny, West Humboldt Park, Chicago
2017

Hear the Glow of Electric Lights is an ongoing, multidisciplinary project that utilizes performances and 16mm film to deconstruct 1960s American pop music groups featuring girls and young women. During the summer of 2017, Chicago-based visual artist Sarah Beth Woods formed The Rhinettes, a conceptual girl group based out of Prosser High School on the West side. Referencing the Supreme’s first nationally televised appearance, the work conceals and reveals both the surface of bodies and the materiality of film, while choreographed routines imagine new ways for performing bodies to inhabit spaces together.


Girl group: (L-R) Alexis Strowder, Yahkirah Beard, Anya Jenkins
Cinematography: Brian VandenBos
Choreography: Courtney Bradshaw, Sarah Beth Woods
Costumes: Ann Heggans, Sarah Beth Woods