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May 1, 2013

Luke Fowler is an artist, filmmaker, and musician based in Glasgow. His work explores the limits and conventions of biographical and documentary filmmaking, utilizing 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 E. P. Thompson. In 2008 Fowler received the inaugural Derek Jarman Award and in 2012 he was nominated for The Turner Prize. He has exhibited and shown his films internationally, with recent screenings at the Film Museum, Vienna; ICA, London; Glasgow Film Festival; and Berlin Film Festival. 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).


Index terms:  A Grammar For Listening (Parts 1-3), 16mm Film, Audio-Visual Description, Experimental Cinema, Location and Sound-Emitting Conditions


This series was funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT.