Luke Fowler studied printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. His documentary films have explored counter cultural figures including Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing and English composer Cornelius Cardew. Fowler won the inaugural Derek Jarman Award n 2008. His works have been shown at Tate Britain, Manifesta, The Modern Institute Glasgow, Printemps de Septembre Toulouse, White Columns New York, Hayward Gallery’s ‘British Art Show 7’ and a solo exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery.
Bogman Palmjaguar is a portrait of a man who became distrustful of people and withdrew into nature. Bogman is passionate about the threatened habitat of Scotland’s Flow Country. But Bogman’s early life and subsequent diagnosis as “paranoid schizophrenic” conditions his relationships with other people. Describing himself as “the hidden cat” and “wild outlaw of paradise”, Bogman is taking legal action to remove the label “paranoid schizophrenic”. His is both a search for justice and an attempt to find reason in the course his life has taken over the past three decades. Lee Patterson’s evocative field recordings accompany the images.
Paddington Collaboration has the warmth and dense texture of an essayist film, quietly revealing much about the relationship of the makers and the fragile nature of collaboration. The narrative reveals the physical and temporal structures that guide this collaboration, together with those that shape expectations of what it means to contribute to this type of film. Courtesy of Luke Fowler, Anna McLauchlan and LUX, London.