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Lowave's video collection features over 250 international artists. We are regularly asked to contribute to exhibitions for museums, cultural institutions or international festivals and almost all of the works are available for screening and exhibition worldwide. Rental costs vary depending on the individual work and the type of exhibition (whether a single screening or an extended loan). Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for price information and orders.


Danielle Schirman

Lives and works in Paris, France and Rome, Italy.

After graduating from École nationale des beaux-arts in Saint-Étienne and École nationale des beaux-arts in Paris-Cergy, she received several grants from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to conceive and create films on contemporary art. Between 1987 and 1988 she was a cinema scholar at Villa Médicis, Academy of France in Rome. She earned several prizes such as the the Jury and Press Award as well as the Art House Award at Festival of Dunkerque in 1994, Best Essay Award at the 22nd edition of FIFA in Montreal in 2004. All her documentaries have been selected for the FIFA festival since 2003. 

She has written and shot numerous creative documentaries on art for the Louvre, the Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie, Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains and the Pompidou Centre. She also writes feature screenplays. From 2001 to 2013 the French-German chain ARTE commissioned her a series of documentaries on design. She is also the author of a series of filmed artist portraits for the Pompidou Centre, which have entered its collection (2005-2010). In December 2011, the Galeries du Jeu de Paume in Paris held a retrospective of her films on design: Danielle Schirman – Un regard singulier sur les objets.

LEBEL Art du Montrage1

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Jean-Jacques Lebel

*1936. Lives and works in Paris, France.

Jean-Jacques Lebel is one of today’s most subversive artists whose moral and ideological vigilance is one of the characteristics of his lifestyle that has privileged the collective, transcultural and libertarian action. In the mid-1960s he translated and compiled for the first time in French an anthology of texts of his friends, the poets of the Beat Generation: William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso... Since 1962, he has conceived and participated in numerous actions with Claes Oldenburg, Allan Kaprow, then Tetsumi Kudo, Erró, Carolee Schneemann, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman, Robert Filliou and Ben within the framework of the Festival de La Libre Expression which he founded in 1964. 

In 1966 Jean-Jacques Lebel published his first illustrated critical essay in French on the art of the happening and henceforth continues his direct poetry actions in parallel to his pictorial and political activities. His visual work inspires artists of the early 21st century who look back towards the rebellious 1960s. Jean-Jacques Lebel creates remarkable installations for various museums such as Le Monument à Félix Guattari (1994) at the Pompidou Centre, Le Reliquaire pour un culte de Vénus (2001) in 28 European museums or the video installation Les Avatars de Vénus (2008) at ZKM in Karlsruhe. In 2009, he conceived the exhibition, Soulèvements at La Maison Rouge that leads to the present film by Danielle Schirman.

LEBEL Art du Montrage

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Jalal Toufic

*1962, Beirut, Lebanon, lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey.

Jalal Toufic is a writer, thinker and artist. He is the author of Distracted (1991; 2nd ed., 2003), (Vampires): An Uneasy Essay on the Undead in Film (1993; 2nd ed., 2003), Over-Sensitivity (1996), Forthcoming (2000), Undying Love, or Love Dies (2002), Two or Three Things I’m Dying to Tell You (2005), and ‘Âshûrâ’: This Blood Spilled in My Veins (2005). His videos and mixed-media works have been presented internationally in such venues as Artists Space in New York; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; the Na-tional Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens. and the 16th International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA) as part of the “Focus Jalal Toufic” program. He co-edited the special Discourse issue Gilles Deleuze: A Reason to Believe in this World, and edited the special Discourse issues Middle Eastern Films Before Thy Gaze Returns to Thee and Mortals to Death as well as the Review of Photographic Memory (Arab Image Foundation, 2004). He has taught at the University of California at Berkeley, California Institute of the Arts, USC, and, in Amsterdam, DasArts and the Rijksakademie.

Saving faces 1

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Marguerite Duras

*1914, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. †1996, Paris, France.

Marguerite Duras needs no introduction. She worked in cinema as a dialogue and script writer, as well as a director. She made her first movie, Détruire, dit-elle (Destroy, She Said) in 1969, and produced several experimental films leaving the codes of narrative cinema behind. This is how Les Mains négatives (Negative Hands), Aurélia Steiner, L'Homme atlantique (Atlantic Man), and Césarée came into being. In the latter we find the caracteristic elements of her filming style which consist in long travelling shots in wide open spaces - in this case the Tuilerie Gardens - over which Duras places her deep voice, filled with intelligence and dignity. A close friend of Marcel Mazé, then programmer of the experimental section of the Hyères Film Festival, but also of Dominique Noguez whom she often meet there, she became a member of the CJC cooperative and a symbolic figure of "different" cinema about which she would say: "To make different cinema is above all refusing to put up with the cinema of consumerism. The place of different cinema is a tragic place, above all a place of denial."

Duras Cesaree

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Taysir Batniji

*1966, Gaza, Palestine. Lives and works in Paris, France.

Born in Gaza in 1966, just before the occupation, and a graduate of the Ecole de Beaux-Arts de Marseille, Taysir Batniji has adopted a multidisciplinary approach to his work through painting, assembling of objects, installation, photography, video, and performance art. His artwork offers a distant conceptual observation of the political and historical events that have shaped his country as well as subjectivity in regards to their resulting impact on humanity. Emptiness, absence, disappearance, and uprooting are recurring notions in his work.

Transit 1

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Robert Todd

*USA. Lives and works in Boston, USA.

Robert Todd first gained worldwide recognition as a painter. Since 1985 he has been teaching art in Boston. He has been making his own films since 1992. As a filmmaker interested in “non-fictional material poetry” he has produced a steady stream of short films that refuse being categorized. His work has been shown in several countries and has received a number of awards.

In his series of film poems, the filmmaker and artist confronts romantic notions of places and being against progressive social interests.

http://www.roberttoddfilms.com/index.htm

Todd Our former glory

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Chui Mui Tan

*1978, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Chui Mui Tan graduated from Multimedia University Malaysia with a BA of Multimedia in Animation & Film. Her work is characterized by a poetic sensibility borne out of her small town upbringing and a keen eye for stories based on personal growth and redemption. Other than directing her own films, Chui Mui also produces films by other Malaysian independent filmmakers.

TANCHUI

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Victric Thng

*1974. Lives and works in Singapore.

Filmmaker Victric Thng is known to create lyrical stories that revive that precious sense of intimate human interactions and relations. His sublime and insightful examination on the nature of identity, connection and desire for intimacy characterizes his work. Victric is currently an associate artist of The Substation and one of the associated curators of Human Frames.

THNG A-Day Without Wind 1

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Gregg Smith

*1970, Cape Town, South Africa. Lives and works in Paris, France.

Gregg Smith completed his studies at the Michaelis School of Art, University of Cape Town, was a participant at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, and at Le Fresnoy in France. With origins in painting, performance, and art in public space, his work is equally accepted in contemporary art and film festival circuits.

http://www.greggsmith.co.za

SMITH Love jealousy and wanting to be in two places at once 1 copy copy

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Tejal Shah

*1979 Bhilai, India. Lives and works in Bombay, India.

Tejal Shah is a visual artist working with video, photography and installation. Her work, like herself, is feminist, queer and political. She has exhibited widely in museums, galleries and film festivals and has co-founded, organised and curated Larzish – India’s 1st International Film Festival of Sexuality and Gender Plurality.

www.tejalshah.in

SHAH here is a spider living between us HD 3

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Massimilian & Nina Breeder

*1978 and 1979, Genoa, Italy. Live and work in New York, USA.

Massimilian Breeder and Nina Breeder collaborate in a series of films and performances focused on duality as a larger and more complex individual, profoundly connected and obstructed by the landscape. Their work together began and continue as a form of assisted procreation, occurring in isolate and motionless dioramas.

BREEDER Dogs HD 16 9 1

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