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.

Sarnath Banerjee

*1972, Calcutta, India. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Sarnath Banerjee is an Indian graphic novelist, artist, and film maker. After getting a degree in biochemistry, he received an MA in Image and Communication from Goldsmiths College in London. His graphic novels, Corridor (2004) and Barn Owl’s wondrous Capers (2007) were published in India and France.

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Sissi Kaplan

*1974. Lives and works in Singapore.

Sissi Kaplan is a visual artist working with photography and video. Most of her works are inspired by experiences collected during her travels in interaction with different cultures and places. Based on subtile observations of reality she reveals hidden aspects of human relationships and depicts particularities of our contemporary societies.

I am still here / Singapore / 2020 / 11’43 / 4:3

I am still here is a collaboration between Sissi Kaplan, Vivian Wang and Cyril Wong. The found footage film combines materials from an old National Geographic animal documentary with a series of photographic portraits of a woman in a remote landscape. Set in a post-civilisation vista, she lives with dead and living animals, their reproductions as well as the encroaching planets. Her alienation, solitude and quest for meaning are juxtaposed with the natural instincts of animals and the invariable trajectories of planets hinting at a larger system of time and space, gesturing at alternative possibilities of navigating the world. In this visual poem, image, sound and text release distinct yet interconnected mental and emotional spaces, orbiting each other to form new and incessant constellations.

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Inspirational Ghost / Singapore / 2017 / 9’09 / 16:9

Inspirational Ghost is the third part of a trilogy that was launched with The Incident in 2012 and followed by About Emptinessin 2014. The film summarises various phases and experiences that characterised the loose liaison between a man and a woman. It presents the viewer with an intimate reflexion on an unrealised relationship that nevertheless bore particularly beautiful dreams and moments as recounted by the female character.

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About emptiness / Singapore / 2014 / 10’10 / 16:9

About Emptiness is a film about an unbalanced relationship where one character has a desire for closeness and the building of a deeper relationship while the other is putting a distance through excuses and concealment. The constant absence of the latter increases the desire of the first. As the second part of a trilogy that was launched with "The Incident" in 2012, the film also reflects on the shallowness of modern communication, unfulfilled desires and urban melancholia.

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The Incident / France / 2012 / 8’08 / 4:3

The Incident  is a short experimental film about a strange encounter between a woman and a man. In the setting of a nocturnal urban landscape, a woman narrates her experience of an amorous night and exposes her thoughts about desire, love and fear that made the story’s fulfillment impossible.

Zineb Sedira

*1963, Paris, France. Lives and works in London, UK.

Zineb Sedira was born in the suburbs of Paris where her Algerian parents immigrated to after the War against the French colonial occupation of their homeland. She then moved to London in 1986 and studied art at Central St Martins before pursuing graduate studies at the Slade and the Royal College of Art. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe, the US and the Middle East including the Venice Biennale (2001), Tate Britain, London (2002), the first ICP Triennial in NY (2003), PhotoEspana in Madrid (2004), Centre Pompidou & Hayward Gallery, Paris & London (2005), British Art Show 06, touring nationally in the UK (2006) and solo exhibitions at the Photographers Gallery, London and the Galerie Esma, Algiers, amongst many others. Her work is included in several major collections including Tate Britain, Museum of Modern Art, Paris, MUMOK (Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig), Vienna, Austria, Wolverhampton Arts and Museums, the Pompidou Center, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Arts Council of England and the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow and the FNAC (Fond National d'Art Contemporain), Paris.

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Neil Beloufa

*1985, Paris, France, lives and works in Paris, France.

Neil Beloufa attended several art schools in France (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris; Le Fresnoy, Lille) and the United States (CalArts and Cooper Union, New York City). He has exhibited widely. Personal shows include Future in Present Tense (Kai Middendorff Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany, 2010) and Six Feet Under: Kempinski (Whitebox, New York City, 2008). Among the collective shows in which he has participated are the Prague Triennial (2008), Manifesta 08 (2010) and Monsieur Miroir (Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard, Paris (2010). His video work has appeared in many festivals, among which the New York Film Festival, Vidéoformes (Clermont-Ferrand, France) and the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival. He has received many awards. His work is found in the permanent collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and Goetz Collection, Munich.

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Larissa Sansour

*1973, Jerusalem, Israel. Lives and works in London, UK.

Larissa Sansour studied Fine Art in Copenhagen, London and New York. Her interdisciplinary work, is immersed in the current political dialogue and uses the vocabulary of film, pop culture, and television, to humorously depict the complexity of life in Palestine and the Middle East.



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.

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