Art Now Lightbox: Bethan Huws
Tate Britain: Film by artists, Exhibition
9 January 28 February 2010

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.