Luke Fowler

Luke Fowler

As an artist, Luke FOWLER (1978, Scotland) has been exhibited widely in Europe. His work investigates the conventions of biographical film and documentary. He was the recipient of the first Jarman Award in 2008 and was nominated for the 2012 Turner Prize for All Divided Selves (2011), a documentary exploring the life and work of Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing. He was an Artist in Focus at the 2016 Courtisane Festival. In 2019, his short film Mum's Cards won the Scottish Short Film Award.

Filmography

What You See Is Where You're At (2001, short), The Way Out (2003, short), Pilgrimage from Scattered Points (2006, short), Bogman Palmjaguar (2007, short), Paddington Collaboration (2007, short), Achterhaven Splinters (2008, short), An Abbeyview Film (2008, short), Another Day of Gravity (2008, short), George (2008, short), A Grammar for Listening (parts 1-3) (2009, short), Anna (2009, short), David (2009, short), Helen (2009, short), Lester (2009, short), All Divided Selves (2012, doc), The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluted Followers of Joanna Southcott (2012), Depositions (2014, short), To the Editor of Amateur Photographer (2014, doc, co-dir), Depositions (short), For Christian (2016, short), Country Grammar (2017, short), Electro-Pythagoras (2017, short), ENCEINDRE (2018, short), Mum's Cards (2019, short), Cézanne (2019, short), Houses (for Margaret) (2019, short)

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Luke Fowler at IFFR

The Nine Monads of David Bell

The Nine Monads of David Bell

Luke Fowler’s installation The Nine Monads of David Bell (2007) departs from his film What You See Is Where You’re At (2001), a portrait of the Kingsley Hall community (Philadelphia Association 1965-1969). This beacon of the anti-psychiatry movement provided a counter model to the mental institution, breaking down notions of treatment and the doctor/patient hierarchy.Focusing on one of Kingsley Hall’s residents, The Nine Monads of David Bell furthers an investigation into his world. David Bell was a mathematician who moved to London in the 1950s to work as a computer programmer. After an unexplained accident at a nuclear firm, Bell was treated at Kingsley Hall. Despite their clinical characterization as pure ‘schizophrenic’, his words were valued and recorded and are re-woven in the sound work presented alongside Fowler's original film What You See Is Where You’re At.

Luke Fowler
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IFFR 2008