Sarah Knobel Cheer

  On view from August 30 to September 26, 2014

Cheer examines the role of a cheerleader through the perspective of a pre-teen girl.  The dialogue is taken from a young girl’s 2005 blog entry that describes her dream role as a cheerleader.  Her discourse of a cheerleader’s strengths, trials and tribulations is reinforced with close-up visuals of customary actions.  The images and dialogue are constantly interrupted with abrupt prevalent chants of “go, fight, win”.   This odd combination of imagery and sound examines the social structure of femininity and the naivety of rituals that are apart of our Western culture. 

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