Luke Fowler

Luke Fowler at Atlas Arts

Friday 24 April, 7.30pm, ATLAS Arts Office, Portree, Skye

For Where I Am, Atlas Arts will be showing Luke Fowler’s Depositions (2014). Using footage from various sources, notably BBC Scotland’s vast film archive, Fowler picks a path among disparate references and time periods, weaving threads in and out to form an overall impression that is neither historical nor contemporary.


“Luke Fowler’s films dwell on potentiality: what might be, what might have been, what might still be if the world were to turn in a different direction? But film time runs in many directions, as do arguments. Film made only recently can be easily confused with the archival vintage of washed-out or saturated tones and blurred edges.”

David Toop, 2014

About the artist

Luke Fowler (b.1978 in Glasgow, Scotland) lives and works in Glasgow. He studied printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. Recently, he was one of six artists commissioned to produce a film as part of the Artists’ Moving Image at the BBC project, through a residency at BBC Scotland.

According to writer George Clark:

“The work of artist and musician Luke Fowler is haunted by the spectres of the past. His complex body of work explores people’s relationships to place and community alongside cultural and social movements and experiments from R.D. Laing’s radical psychiatry to the cultural recycling of underground musician Xentos. His work excavates the past and explores possible futures for cultural production and life in the UK and in particularly his home city of Glasgow, Scotland.”