From myth to legend Rowland Howard appeared on the early Melbourne punk scene like a phantom out of Kafkaesque Prague or Bram Stoker’s Dracula. A beautifully gaunt and gothic aristocrat, the unique distinctive fury of his guitar style shot him directly into the imagination of a generation. He was impeccable, the austerity of his artistry embodied in his finely wrought form, his obscure tastes and his intelligently wry wit. He radiated a searing personal integrity that never seemed to tarnish. Despite the trials and tribulations of his career, in an age of makeover and reinvention, Rowland Howard never ‘sold out’.
With recent and moving interviews, archival interviews and other fascinating and original footage, AUTOLUMINESCENT traces the life of Rowland S Howard. Capturing moments with the man himself and intimate missives from those who knew him behind closed doors; words and images etch light into what has always been the mysterious dark.
Autoluminescent is a dynamic feature-length interplay of archive and interview – one that combines rare photo stills and fascinating original footage from the late 1970s, ’80s, ‘90s and through to the present to create a remarkable confluence of the shared influences that shaped the punk and post-punk movement both here and overseas. Through the microcosm that is Rowland S. Howard, Autoluminescent examines a riveting personal story, but also one of a generation caught between the marketing demographics of the Baby Boomers and Generation X, a generation sometimes called ‘The Blank Generation’.
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