Luke Fowler

Luke Fowler (Glasgow, 1978) is an artist, filmmaker and musician based in Glasgow. He studied printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. His work explores the limits and conventions of biographical and documentary filmmaking, and has often been compared to the British Free Cinema of the 1950s. Working with archival footage, photography and sound, Fowler's filmic montages create portraits of intriguing, counter cultural figures. Fowler was awarded the inaugural Derek Jarman Award in 2008 and he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012.

Masterclass: The Acoustics Of The Archive

What is an archive if not a collection of letters to ourselves?

David Toop

The masterclass will focus on two areas that have been at the heart of my work as a filmmaker: Sound and Archives. These concerns- which began as materialist investigations have slowly dovetail with other historic, social, cultural, environmental or personal narratives in my films.  I will introduce -largely by example- how I have approached and subverted conventional image/sound relationships in order to propose a more open and intimate set of narratives. I will go on to use examples from my peers' and my own films which use graphic scores/structural approaches to organise sounds in relation to typologies of (archival) images. Finally, I will expound the ideas of “conjunctural analysis” and other more holistic approaches to deep archival research.  Practical and political aspects of listening to and from within the archive will be at the core of the session.

Friday, 15th. 10:30. Corona room. Baluarte. Only for registered students.

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
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Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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