13 February | 20:00

Light Movement 27: Luke Fowler

  • Doors: 19:30
  • Start time: 20:00
  • Entrance: 6-10 € (up to your offer)

Over the past 15 years, British artist, filmmaker and musician Luke Fowler has developed a practice that is, at the same time, singular and collaborative, poetic and political, structural and documentary, archival and deeply human. With an emphasis on communities of people, outward thinkers and the history of the left, his 16mm films tell the stories of alternative movements in Britain, from psychiatry to photography to music to education. 

Working with archival materials, his own 16mm footage, and sound recordings made in collaboration with sound artists such as Lee Patterson and Eric La Casa, Fowler has constructed complex portraits of psychiatrist R.D. Laing, experimental composer Cornelius Cardew, Marxist historian E.P. Thompson and reclusive environmentalist Bogman Palmjaguar. Whilst some of his early films – such as Pilgrimage from Scattered Points (2006) – dealt with music and musicians as subjects, in later works, most notably A Grammar for Listening (2009), sound itself becomes a key concern. Sound as process but also sound as a possibility for approaching filmmaking practice from a more acknowledged collective position. For Fowler’s work, the social and artistic relationship with an individual, and how such a relationship is built up into a collaboration, are essential. (text: Maria Cruz, Courtisane Festival)

P R O G R A M :

  • Tenement Film (Anna / Lester / David)
     2009, 16mm, 9min (3X3min), colour, sound
  • Abbeyview Film
     2008, 16mm, 9min, colour, silent
  • For Christian
     2016, 16mm, 6min 47sec, colour, sound
  • Advance The Uknown
     2008-9, 16mm, 5min, colour, silent
  • A Grammar For Listening Part I
     2009, 16mm, 22min, colour, sound

 MORE INFO: http://light-movement.blogspot.de