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Forma and Sage Gateshead present a live performance of The Miners’ Hymns by American artist Bill Morrison and Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. Followed by a discussion on mining the archive with artist Bill Morrison and Simon Popple, Deputy Head of the Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds.
The Miners’ Hymns is an homage in film and music to the labour, endurance, vibrant community and rich culture that characterised the lives of the former mining communities in the North East of England. The event is part of AV Festival 14: EXTRACTION and has been programmed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the start of the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike.