The God of Sugar is part of a series of films commissioned by Absent Voices, a group of artists focused on the celebration of the post-industrial Greenock Sugar Sheds.

The series was screened at Body Electric in Colorado USA (2013), Filmpoem Festival in Dunbar, Scotland (2013), Felix Poetry Festival in Antwerp, Belgium (2014) and Absent Voices in Greenock, Scotland (2014); six films in the series were performed live with the poets and composer Luca Nasciuti at the Scottish Poetry Library.

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Filmpoem is a collaborative film project by artist Alastair Cook.

Alastair is a fine art photographer and filmmaker; he exhibits 35mm film photographs and screens his films internationally.

"The combination of film and poetry is an attractive


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Filmpoem is a collaborative film project by artist Alastair Cook.

Alastair is a fine art photographer and filmmaker; he exhibits 35mm film photographs and screens his films internationally.

"The combination of film and poetry is an attractive one. For the poet, perhaps a hope that the filmmaker will bring something to the poem: a new audience, a visual attraction, the laying of way markers; for the filmmaker, a fixed parameter to respond to, the power of a text sparking the imagination with visual connections and metaphor."

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