“Cowboy Cruising” was a multi-media and multi-projector piece which exploited the way men look at each other in classic Western films—where the gaze takes on clear homoerotic and homosocial connotations.
Joan Hawkins, author of "Cutting Edge: Art-Horror and the Horrific Avante-Garde"
"Cowboy Cruising" 2005-06
Love, loss, desire, rejection, relationships
and the spaces they inhabit are themes that I
explore in my work. Cinema is a medium that I
incorporate directly and indirectly in my practice.
Implicit in my work is the notion of romance and
love of the cinematic experience.
|"Out of the Myth" Video Installation|
The “Out of the Myth” series is comprised of four pieces that explore censorship in film and space. The pieces are united as an examination of cinematic space, and a desire to make Queer space in cinema through recontextualization, extension and other artistic strategies.
|Cowboy Cruising 2005-06
3 Channel Video Installation
|Rope Reconstructed 2007
3 Channel Video Installation & 1 inch Scale Diorma
|Representations of sexual preference or orientation are complex processes in the cinema. From the classic scene in the Maltese...more||This
inability to speak is not evident in Lowther’s next project, the
conceptually and architecturally adventurous Rope Reconstructed. The...more
|A Queer Shadow 2007
Single Channel Interactive Video Installation
|Rebel Love: A Woman Scorned 2006-07
2 Channel Video Installation
|Questions shift from interior, domestic space to exterior, sexualized space, inform A Queer Shadow, Lowther’s single projection...more
finally to Rebel Love: A Woman Scorned, in which Lowther deconstructs
Nicholas Ray’s classic film Rebel Without a Cause. Widely...more
|"High Rise Rear Window" 2014||"The Plague Doctor" 2014|
|Coming in 2014.||Coming in 2014.
|"Cão Sem Dono" 2011||"Cão Sem Dono" 2011|
|Sculptural piece that contains the animation.||A stop-frame animation about a dog in search of an owner.
|"Tease" 2010||"Tease" 2009|
|An interactive boite d'optique that plays with desire and
|A photo series that plays with desire and expectations.
|"City of Panic" 2007||"Lifeboat" 2007|
|A stop-frame animation centered around a city in the grips
|A three channel video installation based on the Hitchcock
film of the same name.
|"Digital Daydreams" 2006||"Keine Ahnung" 2006|
|An animation about a monkey's use of his active imagination in order to escape reality.||A live-action and stop frame animation centered on enigmatic and paranoid fantasies.
|"Space Monkey" 2006||"Somnambulist" 2006|
|Two monkeys exploring space find each other in this romantic-adventure animation.||A single channel video based on personal dream metaphors and symbolism.
|"Synthesis" 2006||"Living Room" 2005|
|A single channel video that synthesizes disparate images and sounds.||A single channel interactive Flash installation that explores the relationship between entertainment and surveillance.
|"Post-Human" 2005||"Touch" 2005|
|An interactive Flash project that intersects cybernetics and surveillance.||A single channel live action & stop motion animation that investigates "touch" in an increasingly cybernetic world.
Lowther is Assistant Professor of Time-Based Media at the University of
Alabama-Birmingham. He also holds a secondary faculty appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UAB, and serves as Director of the Leonardo Art & Engineering Interdisciplinary Program. He teaches Video, animation, interactive design,
and 3D modeling/animation. Lowther is the recipient of the prestigious College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship (funded by
the National Endowment for the Arts) in recognition of his innovative
use of space and video projection to reference stereotypes of
masculinity in Hollywood film. He also was awarded the Alabama State Council on the Arts Visual Artist Fellowsip in 2012. Lowther's videos and installations have
exhibited both nationally and internationally.