Luke Fowler with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes

12 February–29 April 2012. Tues–Sun, 10am–5:30pm

Nominated for the 2012 Turner Prize

Inverleith House was delighted to present the first museum exhibition in Scotland by Luke Fowler. Comprised of new and recent work, either made or selected by the artist for Inverleith House, the exhibition featured a collaboration with the pioneering Japanese sound artist Toshiya Tsunoda (b.1964, Kanagawa) and photographic portraits by the London based theatre photographer John Haynes (b.1937). Luke Fowler was the recipient of the inaugural Derek Jarman Award in 2008 and is most widely known for his artist films which often take the form of portraits of socially radical and marginalised figures, notably the avant-garde composer turned political activist Cornelius Cardew (1936-1981) and the Scottish psychiatrist Ronald David (R.D.) Laing (1927-1989).

Luke Fowler invite

Image courtesy of the Artist, The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd. and Galerie Gisela Capitain. Luke Fowler, Just leaving (odd harmonies), 2010.

Exhibition supported by The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd. Glasgow and galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.

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All Divided Selves, Luke Fowler: Luke Fowler with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2012. Images by Michael Wolchover.

All Divided Selves, Luke Fowler: Luke Fowler with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2012. Images by Michael Wolchover.

All Divided Selves, Luke Fowler: Luke Fowler with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2012. Images by Michael Wolchover.

Ridges on a Horizontal Plane, Luke Fowler: Luke Fowler with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2012. Images by Michael Wolchover.

Ridges on a Horizontal Plane, Luke Fowler: Luke Fowler with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2012. Images by Michael Wolchover.

Ridges on a Horizontal Plane, Luke Fowler: Luke Fowler with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2012. Images by Michael Wolchover.

The Stereophony of the Turtle and the Human, Toshiya Tsunoda: Luke Fowler with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2012. Images by Michael Wolchover.

The Stereophony of the Turtle and the Human, Toshiya Tsunoda: Luke Fowler with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2012. Images by Michael Wolchover.

Installation views, John Haynes: Luke Fowler with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2012. Images by Michael Wolchover.

Installation views, John Haynes: Luke Fowler with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2012. Images by Michael Wolchover.

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The exhibition consisted of the installation Ridges on a Horizontal Plane (Luke Fowler with Toshiya Tsunoda, 2010-11) which combined live sound and projections of 16mm film with 6x6 slides taken by Fowler and Tsunoda in Cologne. Tsunoda's sound work Composition for Maguchi Bay (2011) was exhibited for the first time in the UK and Fowler's film, All Divided Selves (2011)- a feature length film constructed of archive footage and new material was also screened. Fowler's film was the third in a series (proceeded by What You See is Where You're At, 2001, and Bogman Palmjaguar, 2007) which explored the influence of R.D. Laing on psychiatry and culture. The films were interspersed with three rooms of colour photographs from Fowler's ongoing Two-Frame Film Series, which he began in 2006: a partial record of the artist's daily life, the images were captured on a half-frame camera, whose obsolete frame size and format produces compositions of paired images, the resulting combinations relecting an element of chance composition. These were printed for the exhibition and also exhibited for the first time.

The lower ground floor was devoted to an exhibition of black and white images by the photographer John Haynes, who is renowned for portraiture and documentary work in London's theatres (most notably the Royal Court). Intimate portraits of his close friend R.D. Laing taken between 1970 and 1985 were exhibited with those of leading figures from theatre, film and art, including Allen Ginsberg and Samuel Beckett.

Exhibition kindly supported by The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd. & Galerie Gisela Capitain. 

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Artist Biography

Luke Fowler, b. Glasgow, 1978, lives and works in Glasgow. Selected solo exhibitions: 2012 Luke Fowler, The Hepworth, Wakefield. 2011 Luke Fowler, Bielefelder Kunsterein, Bielfeld, film Studies Centre, University of Chicago, Chicago; Luke Fowler, The School of Art Institute chicago, Chicago, Chicago; Luke Fowler, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Self with Other, Upstairs at the Modern Institute; Pilgrimage from Scattered Points, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin; Luke Fowler and Toshiya Tsunoda: Ridges on The Horizontal Plane, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologn. 2010 Ways of Hearing, IMO, Copenhagen; No. 5, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen. 2009 A Grammar for Listening, the Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow (In collaboration with Eric La Casa, Lee Paterson and Toshiya Tsunoda). 2008 Luke Fowler, Serpentine Gallery, London; Warriors Four Films by Luke Fowler, X Initiative, New York; Cornelius Cardew, CAC Bretigny, France. 2007 The Nine Monads of David Bell, Extra City, Antwerp. 2006 Pilgrimage From Scattered Points, White Columns, New York; The Nine Monads of David Bell, Villa Concordia, Bamburg.

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Events

Luke Fowler and Allan Beveridge in Conversation | Saturday 25 February, 2pm, RGBE Lecture Theatre, 20 Inverleith Row.

Public Talk by Jay murphy: Luke Fowler and Social Amnesia | Saturday 17 March,  2pm, Inverleith House.

Prime Time Tour, a tour of the exhibition for our older visitors. Designed ad led by Mary Keegan | Thursday 29 March, 10:30am, Inverleith House.


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