I spent my morning drinking coffee and rewatching Luke Fowler’s Tenement Films (3 Minute Wonders) series (2009) on UbuWeb. The description of the films on UbuWeb’s website is lovely so I have included it below. Take 12 minutes out of your day today to watch these. CF
These are described as “portraits” of four tenants of a west end Glasgow tenement in which Fowler used to live, though the subjects are mostly absent. Instead the camera concentrates - in a nervy & sometimes handheld manner undeniably indebted to Brakhage - on the minutiae of their living arrangements: a half melted candle, a row of paperbacks, a dusty cassette, the weave of a carpet, the play of light and the unremarkable residential panorama outside. These are unassuming little films, and pleasurable for that, evocative as they are of the urban home as a womb. Each has some distinction of character, and all are exquisitely scored by experimental musicians: Taku Unami, Charles Curtis, Toshiya Tsunoda, and Lee Patterson respectively. La Monte Young associate Curtis’ piece is particularly successful.