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.

Samo (Anna Bergmann)

*1980, Germany. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Samo studied art direction of animated films at Vserossijskij Gozudarstvennyj Institut Kinematografi  (VGIK) Moscow before furthering her education in animation at HFF Konrad Wolf. She collaborated with fellow animator Veronica Samartseva to produce Hello Antenna, which has been selected in competition at several international film festivals around the world world including HIROSHIMA, Japan and ANIMACOR, Spain.



Ala Eddine Slim

*1982, Sousse, Tunisia. Lives and works in Tunis, Tunisia.

A video and filmmaker, Ala Eddine Slim has directed three short films, L’automneUne nuit parmi les autres and The Stadium, as well as a feature-length documentary, Babylon, the latter with Ismaël and Youssef Chebbi. In 2010, during the uprising and subsequent repression of the people in Tunisia, he directed Journal d’un homme important, a four-part video series, followed by a second series titled Journal d’une femme importanteIn terms of form and content alike, Ala Eddine Slim's work is highly experimental. It has garnered numerous international awards (FID Marseille, DocLisboa, among others) and has been shown in festivals and art centers throughout the world (MoMA, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Tabakalera, Clermont Ferrand, to cite just a few).

SLIM Journal 


Samuel Bester

*1975, Geneva, Switzerland. Lives and works in France.

A Franco-German born in Geneva, Samuel Bester studies in the school of Decorative Arts of Strasbourg in 1992 when he becomes aware, with the complicity of Jean-François Guiton, of the importance that video will take in his life and in his artistic research. Meetings with Sarkis, Robert Cahen, Jochen Gerz and Harun Farocki nourish his approach. At the edge of different styles, his films are of documentary and experimental inspiration.

Bester Sylt


Michael Betancourt

*1971, USA.

Michael  Betancourt works with experimental art as a way of developing and testing theory. Following his belief that dialogue, criticism, and history must be a part of any artist’s working process, Michael has an interdisciplinary Ph.D. focusing on the intersection of history, media and art theory. He has taken on numerous roles as a photographer, art director, art historian, magician, cook, writer and graphic designer. He has been exhibiting his work with cinema and related media since 1992. His approach moves freely between film, video and more recently digital media, independent of the actual technology used to present his art. Michael has screened, broadcast, and exhibited his interdisciplinary artwork world-wide over the internet and on the airwaves. His creations have been shown in at numerous museums, galleries, nightclubs and festivals.



Isabelle Blanche

*France. Lives and works in Africa.

Isabelle Blanche discovered the super 8 format, which became her medium of choice, in the workshops of the Paris Saint-Charles University (Sorbonne), as a member of the S’Marti Brigades. She has progressively developed her filmmaking career in this format, shooting movies, often in sequence shots, the length of one super-8 cartridge, meaning 3’35’’; the movie 3’35’’ de Bonheur is a perfect illustration of this use. The core of her work is based on meetings with others and the tension that meeting provokes. Her films are an unveiling and produce an intense relationship with the latent present moment. Being an artist and documentarian as well, she settled in Africa in 2007 where she shot Balade (Saloum).

Blanche Ideal


Nelson Yeo

*1984. Lives and works in Singapore.

Nelson Yeo graduated with a degree majoring in digital filmmaking in the NTU School of Art, Design and Media. Simplicity and yet challenging daily life situations set in different environments is his style of filmmaking. In his film, Seeya in elektrik dreamz, he aims to make a breakthrough from his past works and let others see Singapore landscape from another perspective.

YEO Seeya in elektrik dreamz HD 1