Luke Fowler is an artist, filmmaker and musician based in Glasgow. His work explores the limits and conventions of biographical and documentary filmmaking. Working with archival footage, photography and sound. Fowler's filmic collages have featured portraits of controversial figures including Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing, English composer Cornelius Cardew and Marxist Historian EP Thompson.
Fowler studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, from 1996-2000. He was nominated for The Turner Prize in 2012, and received the inaugural Derek Jarman Award in 2008. Fowler has exhibited and shown his films internationally, with recent screenings at: Film Museum, Vienna; ICA London; Glasgow Film Festival; and Berlin Film Festival (all 2012). Selected solo exhibitions include those at: The Hepworth, Wakefield (2012); Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2012); CCS Bard Galleries, New York (2011); Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne (2011); Serpentine Gallery, London (2009); and The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2009).
This program is in conjunction with Luke Fowler's lecture at MIT's ACT Cube Wednesday May 1 at 1pm, part of their Sonic Practice, Discourse and Auditory Experimentation series.
Wednesday May 1 at 10am
Directed by Luke Fowler
UK 2009, 16mm, color, 58 min
16mm film, audio-visual description, experimental cinema, location and sound-emitting conditions