Lowave Collection

Lowave's film and video collection has been built between 2002 and 2014 and features over 250 video artists and filmmakers from around the world. The label has contributed to an important number of international exhibitions, biennials, film and video festivals, as well as academic programmes. As Lowave's activities evolve, we have stopped our film distribution and our catalogue serves now as an archive that documents over a decade of film and video art history. A selection of our DVDs is on sale at Re:Voir in Paris.

Berni Searle

*1964, Cape Town, South Africa. Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

Berni Searle works with lens-based media – photography, video, and film – to stage narratives connected to history, memory and place. Often politically and socially engaged, her work also draws on the universal emotions associated with vulnerability, loss and beauty.

Solo exhibitions during 2011 included Shimmer at the Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town and Interlaced, at De Hallen in Bruges, Belgium; MMKA, Netherlands and Frac Lorraine in Metz, France. Recent group exhibitions include Figures and Fictions at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, She Devil at the MACRO, Rome, and Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, MoMA, New York. She has participated in the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale (1997) and the Venice Biennales of 2001 and 2005. She received the Minister of Culture Prize at the 2000 Dakar Biennale.

SEARLE Black smoke rising 


Laurie Simmons

*1949, New York, USA. Lives and works in New York, USA.

Laurie Simmons graduated from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1971. Her photographic work which is largely devoted to the representation of women via stagings of dolls, paper silhouette cut-outs and ventriloquist characters, has been shown throughout the world. In 1997, the Baltimore Museum of Art presented a retrospective of her work, entitled Music of Regret, involving 150 photographs. Her major monograph, Laurie Simmons: Walking, Talking, Lying was published in 2005.

Simmons The music of regret


Bosiljka Simonovic

*1974. Lives and works in Paris, France.

Bosiljka Simonovic has made three short films: Vous Suivez ?, Nocturne - received best scriptwriting award at the Paris Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - and Chocolate Sperm which has been screened at over 50 film festivals around the world and broadcasted on several TV channels.

Today Bosiljka continues to be involved in making short films with the Paris-based production company, Envie de Tempête Productions, while working on two feature films including an adaptation of a Victor Hugo novel.

SIMONOVIC Chocolate Sperm


Chulayarnnon Siriphol

*1986. Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand.

Chulayarnnon Siriphol a étudié au King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) avec une spécialisation en film et vidéo. Il s’intéresse au long-métrage, toutefois, il travaille sur le format court afin d’exprimer ses propres sentiments, teintés de sarcasme et d’humour noir, s’opposant ainsi à l’usage courant de ce médium.

SIRIPHOL A Brief history of Memory 3


John Smith

*1952, Walthamstow, UK. Lives and works in London, UK.

Over the past three decades John Smith has developed a body of work which deftly subverts the perceived boundaries between truth and fiction, representation and abstraction. Drawing on the raw material of everyday life, Smith's meticulously crafted films rework and transform reality, playfully exploring and exposing the power of cinematic language. Smith's film, video and installation works have been shown in cinemas, art galleries and on television throughout the world and have been awarded major prizes at film festivals in Leipzig, Oberhausen, Hamburg, Cork, Geneva, Palermo, Graz, Uppsala, Bangkok, Ann Arbor and Chicago.

Exhibitions include solo shows at Pearl Gallery (London), Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool), Kunstmuseum Magdeburg and retrospectives at Oberhausen, Cork, Tampere, Uppsala and Winterthur international film festivals.

SMITH Worst case scenario


Carl Stevenson

*1961. Lives and works in London, UK.

Carl Stevenson is actively involved in arts education and socially engaged art projects in London working with diverse groups to create collaborative films and installations. He has made several short films both as director and as a collaborator with choreographers and musicians.

STEVENSON From where I am standing 3