Luke Fowler

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Luke Fowler photographed in 2015 by Alan Dimmick

Luke Fowler (born 1978) is an artist, 16mm filmmaker and musician based in Glasgow.[1] He studied printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design[2] in Dundee. He creates cinematic collages that have often been linked to the British Free Cinema movement of the 1950s.[3] His para-documentary films have explored counter cultural figures including Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing,[4] English composer Cornelius Cardew[5] and Marxist-Historian E.P. Thompson. As well portraits of musicians and composers he has also made films and installations that deal with the nature of sound itself. Luke Fowler has worked with a number of collaborators including Eric La Casa,[6] George Clark and Peter Hutton [7] Mark Fell,[8] Lee Patterson,[9] Toshiya Tsunoda [10] and Richard Youngs.[11] He collaborated with guitarist Keith Rowe and film maker and curator Peter Todd on the live sound and film work The Room.[12]


Luke Fowler’s work explores the limits and conventions of biographical and documentary film-making [13] with an emphasis on sound, marginalised communities and radical voices.




  1. ^ Luke Fowler interview: Up close and personal - Scotland on Sunday Archived 2011-06-09 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2010-11-26.
  2. ^ Scottish Arts Council - Exeptional [sic] young Scots given a financial boost Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. (2010-07-01). Retrieved on 2010-11-26.
  3. ^ a b "Turner Prize: 2012 shortlist announced". BBC News, 1 May 2012. BBC. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  4. ^ Times Online
  5. ^ Hudson, Mark. (2009-05-13) Luke Fowler: stories upside down and inside out. Telegraph. Retrieved on 2010-11-26.
  6. ^ "A Grammar For Listening - Part 2". LUX. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  7. ^ "The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott". LUX. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  8. ^ "To The Editor Of Amateur Photographer". LUX. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  9. ^ "A Grammar For Listening - Part 1". LUX. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  10. ^ "A Grammar For Listening - Part 3". LUX. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  11. ^ "Shop - Research Music - The Modern Institute". Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  12. ^ "About Luke Fowler - The Modern Institute". Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  13. ^ "Luke Fowler". Retrieved 2020-07-27.
  14. ^ Luke Fowler, Serpentine Gallery, London - Reviews, Art. The Independent (2009-05-12). Retrieved on 2010-11-26.
  15. ^ "Inverleith House Luke Fowler, Turner Prize nomination 2012". Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  16. ^ "Star Wars inspires art shortlist". BBC News Entertainment and Arts, Friday, 17 December 2004. BBC. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  17. ^ Art review: Luke Fowler, Serpentine Gallery, London W2 | Art and design | The Observer. Guardian. Retrieved on 2010-11-26.
  18. ^ Luke Fowler Archived 2011-01-28 at the Wayback Machine. Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Retrieved on 2010-11-26.

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