Luke Fowler - Patrick • Studio STUK

Film portrait of legendary American music producer and pioneer of electronic dance music; Patrick Cowley.

Tue 4/10: from 20:00
Thu 6/10
: from 20:00
Fri 7/10
: from 20:00
Sat 8/10
: from 20:00
Sun 9/10
: from 20:00

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Luke Fowler’s work has long asked how we come to know someone in their absence. He has explored this question by creating posthumous portraits of individuals through precise compositions of the things they have left behind: recorded images and sounds, papers and notes, artwork, the spaces through which they moved, and the testimonies of friends who remain among the living. Patrick evokes the life of eponymous music producer Patrick Cowley by all these means, taking in the postindustrial charms of San Francisco’s now-gentrified South of Market district, once famous for its dance clubs and leather bars, as if searching for Cowley’s still-lingering energy.

Patrick (2020), 16mm film transferred to digital, Colour/stereo sound, 20’
Courtesy of the Artist and The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow

Luke Fowler (°1978) is an artist, 16mm filmmaker and musician based in Glasgow. He studied printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. He creates cinematic collages that have often been linked to the British Free Cinema movement of the 1950s. His para-documentary films have explored counter cultural figures including Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing, English composer Cornelius Cardew and Marxist-Historian E.P. Thompson. As well as portraits of musicians and composers he has also made films and installations that deal with the nature of sound itself. Luke Fowler has worked with a number of collaborators including Eric La Casa, George Clark and Peter Hutton Mark Fell, Lee Patterson, Toshiya Tsunoda and Richard Youngs. He collaborated with guitarist Keith Rowe and filmmaker and curator Peter Todd on the live sound and film work The Room.

Studio STUK
Dance, Image & Sound in the iconic Manhattan
with De Hoorn

➤ GETTING THERE: The Manhattan is situated next to the Vaart Leuven-Mechelen. / On foot : 20 min from Leuven train station / By bike: Cycle highway F8 and F3 / Public transport: Take the Outer ring road bus (line 600) and get of at stop Engels Plein / By car : parking Vaartkom.

➤ ACCESSIBILITY: The venue is accessible for wheelchair users. The regular sanitary facilities are accessible by elevator. Unfortunately, there is no accessible toilet.

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Tue 4 Oct 2022 20:00 - Sun 9 Oct 2022 23:00


  • Kolonel Begaultlaan 21
  • 3012 Leuven