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Opening 28 September, 5pm — Plan your visit

Join us to hear from artist Matt Stokes about his new film and audio installation, In Absence of the Smoky God, commissioned by Sensoria Festival and Site Gallery.

We’ll be exploring the ideas and techniques behind the making of the work, from the influence of Barry Hines’ 1984 BBC docu-drama Threads, to Matt’s experience of working with a team of local vocalists, speech therapists, costume designers, lighting experts and more.

David Forrest of University of Sheffield, an expert in British social realist cinema, will join the conversation to discuss the Sheffield-based archive of filmmaker Barry Hines.

In Absence of the Smoky God  has been jointly commissioned by Site Gallery and Sensoria as part of Sensoria 2014, the UK’s festival of music/film/digital, 27 September – 5 October.

Free, booking highly recommended.

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