LUKE FOWLER: A GRAMMAR FOR LISTENING
Thursday, October 27 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gene Siskel Film Center:Conversations at the Edge
Luke Fowler in person!
How one sees the world and how one hears it are the indelible questions underlying Luke Fowler’s startling, vibrant films. The award-winning Glasgow-based artist often collaborates with musicians and sound artists, drawing upon the histories of field recording, experimental music, and portraiture. Fowler’s early films shed light on such infamous experimental musicians as Cornelius Cardew (of the London-based Scratch Orchestra) and Xentos “Fray Bentos” Jones (of the post-punk The Homosexuals). More recently, his collaborations with Richard Youngs, Lee Patterson, Eric La Casa, and Toshiya Tsunoda have resulted in a series of audio-visual tone poems of domestic interiors, urban geography, and rural environments. This evening, Fowler presents a collection of these works, including his Tenement Films (3 Minute Wonders) series (2009), and selections from his three-part 2009 A Grammar for Listening cycle, among others. Co-presented with the University of Chicago’s Film Studies Center, which will present a second program of Fowler’s films on Friday, October 28. Luke Fowler, 2007-09, Scotland, 16mm and video, ca. 75 min + discussion.