Bethan Huws, 'Singing for the Sea' 1993
Past Event Tate Britain Film

Art Now Lightbox: Bethan Huws

9 January – 28 February 2010
Bethan Huws, Singing for the Sea 1993, Tate. © Bethan Huws
Bethan Huws, 'Singing for the Sea' 1993
Bethan Huws
Singing for the Sea 1993
Tate
© Bethan Huws

Lightbox is now showing a recently acquired work by Bethan Huws, Singing for the Sea. This film was made in relation to a performance organised by Huws together with Artangel, in 1993 on the North Sea coast in Northumberland. Eight female Bulgarian traditional singers, clothed in their national costumes, sing a melancholic, freeform harmony at the edge of the sea, pitching their voices to the wind. In this performance, captured on film, they continue an Eastern European tradition that stretches back for over a thousand years.

Venue

Tate Britain
Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG
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Dates

9 January – 28 February 2010