Issue No.187 | Spring, 2021
The Alcuin Society
A fascination with the Irish Ogham alphabet inspires Miles Lowry to create artwork based on its letterforms. Read his introduction to this ancient form of communication.
Premiere May 1, 2021
Music for dance-film
Fuelled by a pulsing original soundtrack by Miles Lowry, Suddenly Dance Theatre's LUCKY MAYBE muses on global themes about the nature of luck, interconnectivity, and the gamble of life.
MILES LOWRY - BIOGRAPHY
Miles Lowry is a sound and visual artist, writer and director best known for his vibrant paintings and life-size sculptures which explore the body as an expressive canvas. His works are seen in a wide variety of exhibitions, publications and performances. As an Artistic co-Director for Suddenly Dance Theatre in Victoria, Miles is exploring dance and media with partner David Ferguson through writing, directing and designing for live performance, television, video and multi media collaboration. In 2005 he wrote and co-directed OPIUM for Bravo! Television inspired by French poet Jean Cocteau. In 2007, he introduced the film at Lincoln Centre, in New York. His next two films AISLING and GUTHRIE SWIMS THE LAKE for Bravo!FACT allowed him to also contribute his music and voice to the soundtracks. His music and design were featured in Suddenly Dance Theatre’s touring performances in South Korea for Courtyard for a Bird (2008) and Art of War (2015). As a painter, he is a frequent resident at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, and was Artist in Residence at the University of Victoria’s Centre for the Study of Religion and Society in 2018. Recent series’ include One Wave, contemporary seascapes conceived as states of mind; Letters from the Trees, an exploration of the Irish Ogham alphabet; and Breathing Spaces, paintings of travels and sanctuary. Select works are available via www.loveandliberty.ca. For more information and artist portfolio visit www.mileslowry.ca