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.

Sammy Baloji

* 1978, Lubumbashi, DRC. Lives and works in Lubumbashi, DRC.

Sammy Baloji was born in the mineral-rich Katanga province of Democratic Republic of Congo. He studied Computer and Information Sciences and Communication at the University of Lubumbashi. With a borrowed camera, he began photographing scenes as sources for his cartoons, the first type of artwork he produced. He soon enrolled in photography courses and thereafter took up video as well. Sammy Baloji views architecture and the human body as traces of social history, sites of memory, and witnesses to operations of power. He has exhibited very widely in Africa, Europe and the United States and is the recipient of numerous prizes, notably the prestigious Prince Claus award (2008).

 BALOJI Memoire


Nina Barnett

* 1983, Johannesburg, South Africa. Lives and works in Chicago, USA.

Nina Barnett is a video artist, an animator, a maker of objects. She received her BA from the University of Witwatersrand  in Johannesburg in 2006 and is currently pursuing her Masters degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has participated in several group show exhibitions (notably David Krut Gallery, New York; Harvestworks, New York; and the Johannesburg Art Gallery) and attended residencies in Paris, Belgrade and New York. Her work is included in the collections of the Johannesburg Art Gallery and the University of South Africa.

Nina’s practice addresses transition, translocation and exploration. Her current work is preoccupied with water and the way in which aquatic bodies intersect urban environments. This interest is bound to the biographical. The first hand experience at the water's edge brings personal response to her animation, video, sound and drawing.

 BARNETT River come back


Ismail Basbeth

*1985 Wonosobo, Indonesia. Lives and works at Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Ismail Basbeth studied Indonesian traditional music at the Indonesian School of Art Bandung and communication science at Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta inspired him towards filmmaking where he has produced and directed several documentary and fiction films. He is the co-founder of the alternative production company Hide Project Indonesia.



Brandon Bauer

Brandon Bauer is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His work explores how the strategy of collage creates or obscures meaning. Brandon’s art has been exhibited in the Aces(s) electronic media festival in Pau, France, The European Media Arts Festival in Osnabruck, Germany, and at Project 101 in Paris among several other national and international venues. His work has been produced in DVD editions, used as illustration for various editorial publications and books, and has been published in poster editions. Brandon has recently completed his MA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and is currently pursuing his MFA with a focus on intermedia. Brandon is an adjunct Time Based Media faculty member at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.



Richard Beaune

*1974, Montluçon, France. Lives and works in St Etienne.

Richard Beaune, journalist and filmmaker born in 1974, lives and works in St Etienne.

“I can add that I was born in Montluçon in the Allier region [France] and that I studied history and law at Clermont-Ferrand and that I work as a journalist for a local television station in the Loire region near Saint-Etienne. But all of this is not important.”


Beaune Introspection


Roger Beebe

*1971, USA. Lives and works in Gainesville, Florida.

Roger Beebe, born in 1971, discovered his love of cinema after having spent time in the obscure cinemas of Paris. While at the Ecole Normale Supérieure he became both spectator and projectionist for the school's cinema club. Upon his return to the USA, he continued his studies and wrote a dissertation on contemporary US media. Since 2000, he has been teaching cinema and media at the University of Florida. For several years now, he has been presenting his short films in many unlikely places including McMurdo Station, Antarctica and the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square, as well as some more famous venues including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, CinemaTexas, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Beebe The strip mall trilogy