The Centre for Screen Cultures at University of St Andrews is delighted to be hosting an online screening followed by a conversation between filmmaker Luke Fowler and sound artist Lee Patterson at 3pm-4.30pm on Wednesday 6thApril, 3-4.30pm via zoom. All welcome!
To attend please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conversation-with-luke-fowler-and-lee-patterson-tickets-276877356627
We will screen Luke Fowler’s film A Grammar for Listening Part 1, on which he collaborated with Lee Patterson, and their conversation will reflect on their artistic practice and collaboration. Their conversation will build on previous events run by the Centre which have explored the creative use of archive materials, and build on our current focus on sound and the environment.
Luke Fowler is an artist, filmmaker and musician based in Glasgow. 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, including Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing and English composer Cornelius Cardew.
Lee Patterson has devised and performs with a selection of amplified devices and processes. Whether working live with amplification or recording within an environment, he has pioneered a range of methods to produce or uncover complex sound in unexpected places. From rock chalk and springs, to aquatic plants and insects, Lee eavesdrops upon and takes inspiration from places and situations otherwise considered mute. Lee’s collaborators have included some of today’s most respected experimental musicians, artists and filmmakers, including Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Luke Fowler, Rie Nakajima, Vanessa Rossetto, John Tilbury, David Toop, Tetsuya Umeda, Mika Vainio, Jennifer Walshe and many others. His work has featured in various exhibitions and festivals, and on UK TV, BBC Radio 3, 4 and 6, Resonance104.4 FM and on radio stations worldwide.