Image caption: Luke Fowler, My Gourd Instruments (2019) Sonica 2019. Courtesy the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow

Luke Fowler
Luke Fowler
The Modern Institute, Osborne Street
14-20 Osborne St G1 5QN
24 Apr — 23 May 2020
Thu 23 April – Sun 10 May Mon – Wed & Fri, 10am – 6pm Thu, 10am – 8pm Sat – Sun, 12pm – 5pm Mon 11 – Sat 23 May Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm Sat, 12pm – 5pm
This exhibition was due to take place during Glasgow International 2020, 23 April – 10 May, which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The festival will be re-staged in 2021 with dates to be announced.

At The Modern Institute’s gallery on Osborne Street are two 16mm films by Luke Fowler. Throughout his career, Fowler has sought to explore the limitations of conventional modes of documentary filmmaking through a varied practice which encompasses film, sound, installation, photography and performance. His films have been described as ‘para-documentary’ and often interweave archival footage with his own camerawork and sounds. Fowler’s film portraits often hinge on neglected public figures or movements which have been marginalised, erased or misrepresented by contemporary culture.

These two new works mark a turn away from Fowler’s previous focus: both take as their subject matter the domestic archives of letters and notes created by the artist’s parents.

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