Sightings: Luke Fowler

May 12, 2018 - August 19, 2018

Nasher Sculpture Center and Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland—two institutions with unique outdoor settings for art, one a contemporary garden in a dynamic urban setting and the other a lush garden at an ancient castle in a bucolic rural setting—have jointly commissioned Luke Fowler to create a new sound sculpture for both locations.

Nasher Sculpture Center and Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland—two institutions with unique outdoor settings for art, one a contemporary garden in a dynamic urban setting and the other a lush garden at an ancient castle in a bucolic rural setting—jointly commissioned Luke Fowler to create a new sound sculpture for both locations.

Fowler draws on practices of focused listening and architectural acoustics to create a multi-channel sound installation. Using everyday objects and acoustic environments unique to each site, Fowler has created a composition that subtly examines the material history of the  site and its acoustic qualities. 

The work premiered at Lismore in August 2017, presented in one of the Medieval defensive towers surrounding the garden.  In May 2018, Fowler will be traveling to Dallas to present an iteration of the sound composition in a resonant part of the Nasher garden.