Luke Fowler’s Electro-Pythagorus: A Filmic Portrait of Martin Bartlett
February 21, 7PM
Join us at Griffin Art Projects for a screening of Glasgow based artist, filmmaker and musician Luke Fowler’s “Electro-Pythagorus: A Filmic Portrait of Martin Bartlett””. In this work, Fowler pays tribute to the work and musical ideas of Martin Bartlett (1939-93), a proudly gay Canadian composer who during the 1970s and 1980s pioneered the use of the ‘microcomputer’. Bartlett is hardly recognised, never mind canonised, in cultural life. He researched intimate relationships with technology and was particularly interested in handmade electronics where, as he states in one of his performances: “the intimacy of handcraftedness softens the technological anonymity creating individual difference making each instrument a topography of uncertainties with which we become acquainted through practice’. Bartlett was one of the original founders of the Western Front in the 1970’s and he died of AIDS in Vancouver in 1993. Griffin is thrilled to invite artist and former Western Front director Hank Bull to offer a few words of introduction.