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.

Ashish Avikunthak

*1972, India. Lives and works between Calcutta, India, and New Haven, USA.

Ashish Avikunthak is an experimental filmmaker from India whose films have been shown in film festivals and museums worldwide. He has a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Stanford University and now teaches film making at the University of Rhode Island.

AVIKUNTHAK Vakratunda swaha


Xavier Baert

*France. Lives and works in Paris, France.

Xavier Baert has been making movies since 1999, mostly on silver-halide film. He is also a programmer at the Cinémathèque de la Danse and a member of the artist-run film laboratory Etna. His movies are caracterized by the image of a dreamed body, dancing, and lustful, and by the nakedness. His practice evolves from film to film, and combines different formal treatments in a never-ending quest of the sublime. Being a filmmaker with an eclectic knowledge, he claims the influence of «traditional filmmakers (Wong Kar Wai, Ferrara, De Palma) as much as experimental ones such as Soukaz, Lemaître, Almuro, whose common point would be the radicality of authorship. Xavier Baert and his danser Cyril Accorsi were recently greeted as residents at the Centre National de la Danse in order to extend their artistic collaboration.

Baert Empreinte


Rita Bakacs

*1976, Germany. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Rita Bakacs was a student of Comparitive Literature at the University of Cologne and the University of Rochester where she gradutated with a Masters degree. She studied documentary filmmaking with German director Andres Veiel in Berlin. Her video art works have been exhibited in Toronto and Berlin, while her films have travelled and competed in several international festival circuits. Currently she is recipient of the "cast & cut" scholarship in Hannover and works on a documentary funded by German film fund nordmedia and the German network NDR.

BAKACS fehérkék HD 4


Ismail Bahri

*1978, Tunis, Tunisia, of a Tunisian father and a Swiss mother. Lives and works between Paris, France and Tunis, Tunisia.

Ismaïl Bahri works with drawings, video, installation and photography. Each of his works explores processes and materials of his own but have in common their minimalism and strong graphic content. His research deals with the notions of transience, the imperceptible and the vulnerable.

BAHRI Orientations HD 3


Sean Baker

*1971, New Jersey, USA. Lives and works in New York, USA.

Sean Baker studied at the New York University's film school during the mid-90s. The advertising business offered him his first directing experience. After having created several commercials, he directed Four Letter Words, a feature which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival 2001. While in post-production on his feature, he co-directed The Greg Bunny Show, for the Independent Film Channel and directed his short film, Hi-Fi, available on the Urban Visions DVD.

Baker Hifi


Heddy Maalem

*Algeria. Lives and works in Toulouse, France.

Heddy Maalem was born in Batna, Algeria, in the heart of the Aurès region, of an Algerian father and a French mother. He was a prolific, trained boxer and also studied aikido, and when he discovered dance it was as if it had always been a part of him. With as sole guide his abiding faith in the power of the body, he began a lengthy period of research aimed at elaborating his very personal take on the nature of movement. In 1990 he founded his own company. His choreography, with its precise, sparse vocabulary, seeks clarity and legibility. Key works include: Black Spring, L’Ordre  de la Bataille, Le Sacre du Printemps, le Principe de Solitude, Un Champ de Forces, Mais le Diable marche à nos côtés and Éloge du puissant royaume.

MAALEM A Rose is a rose