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.

Zoulikha Bouabdellah

*1977, Moscow, Russia. Lives and works in Aubervilliers, France.

Having grown up in Algiers, her family decided to leave Algeria for France in 1993 during the civil war. In 2002 she graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Cergy-Paris and has since been devoting herself to contemporary art. Her work deals with duality and imbalance of cultures, their bicultural fusion and their capacity to transcend borders.

Dansons 1


Halida Boughriet

*1980, France. Lives and works in Paris, France.

Halida Boughriet studied at École nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at the New York School of Visual Arts. Her work examines the power and violence of human relationships and portrays humanity within its social and political context while engaging in poetic encounters with the individuals involved.

BOUGHRIET Les illumines HD 2


Jaco Bouwer

*1973, Gauteng, South Africa. Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Jaco Bouwer is a producer, actor, dancer and designer who has worked extensively in South Africa and internationally. In the 1990s, he studied theatre at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa). Among his many performances, some of the best known are Aars!, Tango del Fuego and Mamma Medea, staged by Marthinius Basson. In 2003, he received the Fleur de Cap award for his direction of Spanner, by South African playwright Saartjie Botha, and in 2008 he won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Drama. His most recent productions include Untitled 1 and 2 (South African National Arts Festival, 2008) and Altyd Jonker (KKNK 2006), which won three Kanna awards as well as a Fleur de Cap award for best director (2007). He is currently studying at Das Arts in the Netherlands.



Jyoti Mistry

*1970 Durban, South Africa. Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Jyoti Mistry’s creative practice moves between filmmaking and installation art. Her filmography includes films, documentaries and film installations. She is Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in the Wits School of Arts. Her research areas include cultural policy, questions of identity and multiculturalism. She has held fellowships at the Whitney Independent study Program (ISP) in NYC, at the IWM (Institute for Human Sciences) in Vienna and been an artist in residences at NIROX Foundation in Johannesburg and SACATAR Foundation in Brazil.  After a degree in comparative literature at Wits University, Mistry completed a Masters and PhD at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts in the Cinema Studies program and achieved an MFA from Wits University. She has taught at New York University, University of Vienna, Arcada University of Applied Science Polytechnic in Helsinki and California College of Arts. Mistry has also worked as a photography and film curator.

MAGOGODI Itchy City 


Kgafela oa Magogodi

*1968, Johannesburg, South Africa. Lives and works in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Kgafela oa Magogodi’s experimental work with stand-up poetry, spoken-word theatre and essay writing has travelled globally. Working comfortably in both Setswana and English, he has been translated into various languages including German, Dutch, French and Catalan. Key publications include Thy Condom Come (2000) and Outspoken (2004), as well as Wunderhorn (2013), a book and CD anthology of poetry by eight South Africa poets. He has worked extensively in the theatre, as both a director and leader of spoken-word workshops that mix character development, storytelling, interpretive dance and political text. Currently, he is writing a stage play titled The Book of Rebellations, in collaboration with Monageng Vice Motshabi.  Following his spoken word and music album Bua Fela (2008), Magogodi is currently composing music and poetry for a forthcoming album, Marabele Republic, in which he leads the band Kgafela le Marabele. Magogodi’s spoken-word film, I Mike What I Like, directed by Jyoti Mistry, has been shown in numerous film festivals across the world. Itchy City, the video poem from the film that is included in the present DVD, was showcased in Afropolis, an exhibition on African megacities launched in 2010 at the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum (Cologne).

MAGOGODI Itchy City 


Ascan Breuer

*1975, Hamburg, Germany. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria and Cologne, Germany.

Ascan Breuer works as filmmaker, journalist and social scientist in Vienna and Cologne. He is a post-graduate student at the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) in Cologne.

Breuer et Konrad et Hansbrauer Forst