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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The Way Out
The Way Out is a Confucius-quoting flotsam of found footage and lost thoughts.
A bizarre and candid biopic of an ex-patient of the radical psychiatrist R.D. Laing, who now lives a hermit's life in the Scottish Highlands.
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.
What You See Is Where You're At
A disturbing collage of ‘found’ and archived sound and film recordings about the anti-psychiatry of R.D. Laing, re-appraising its relevance to contemporary society.
After School Special
A compact, semi-abstract and delirious study of the clichéd teen rebel genre.
A Grammar for Listening (Parts 1-3)
With this arrestingly powerful aural and visual feast, Luke Fowler - in collaboration with sound artists Lee Patterson, Eric La Casa and Toshiya Tsunoda - responds to pivotal moments in Western culture's efforts toward classifications of noise, music and everyday sound to create fresh recommendations for a meaningful dialogue between looking and listening.
Under No Enchantment
Two Glasgow-based artists team up for a combined film and music performance: 'new folk' reflected in a 16mm lens.
Past thoughts on collectivity and the future are ruminated upon in this collage film made up of archival footage from Scottish television. See also To the Editor of Amateur Photographer.
To the Editor of Amateur Photographer
Impressionist journey through the archive of the Leeds Pavilion, which in the 1980s started out as a feminist photo studio. Former members, male and female, give their vision of the studio’s artistic and activist past, the reasons for which are as current as ever.
Hand-written index cards, filmed on 35mm: the key to stories where personal history is linked to a love of sociology.
Houses (for Margaret)
Loving, 16mm ode to Scottish poet and avant-garde filmmaker Margaret Tait. Fowler circles her home on Orkney, zooming in on her notebooks.