14: Luke Fowler, Ute Aurand
Two intimate films, both shot on 16mm, by former Artists in Focus Luke Fowler (2016) and Ute Aurand (2017). Whereas Fowler’s is a portrait of an unseen subject, his mother, multiple friends and family members populate Aurand’s feature-length film, shot over a 19-year period, which spontaneously responds to life’s lived moments. On a more modest timescale, Fowler’s short film is a complex and layered work that transcends the portrait form in order to address issues around class and gender in academia in Britain as well as philosophical questions around the organization of knowledge.
In the presence of Luke Fowler & Ute Aurand