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.

Steven Cohen

*1962, Johannesburg, South Africa. Lives and works in Lille, France.

Steven Cohen is a performance artist who stages interventions in the public realm and in gallery/theatre spaces. His work invariably draws attention to that which is marginalised in society, starting with his own identity as a gay, Jewish man. One of his best-known performances is Chandelier (2001/2), in which the artist, dressed in vertiginous heels and an illuminated chandelier tutu, interacted with residents of a squatter camp in Newtown, Johannesburg, as it was in the process of being destroyed; the work exists as both live performance and video documentation of the public intervention.

COHEN Chandelier 4 3


Gerard Cairaschi

*1956. Lives and works in Paris, France.

Gérard Cairaschi is a multimedia artist, video artist, photographer and creator of installations. His art works has been shown and won prizes in numerous exhibitions and video festivals around the world. His work questions the image’s cultural dimensions, its codes, its means of representation as well its historical status and reference.



Nose Chan

*1975, Hong-Kong. Lives and works in Hong-Kong

Graudated with MFA in School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Nose Chan began video-making in 1998. His short Well (2000) won the Distinguished Award in the 6th Hong Kong Independent short Film and Video Award. In 2003, he participated in the 1st Berlinale Talent Campus in The Berlin International film Festival. He also edits for many independent film productions, including Darkness Bride (2003), Innocent (2005), Magic Boy (2007), High Noon (2008) and Farewell Loneliness (2011).

CHAN Aftermath HD 4


Stefano Canapa

*1977, Turin, Italy. Lives and works in Paris, France.

A cinema laureate, filmmaker, and writer Stefano Canapa is also the creator of several art-film installations. For some time now he has been working with Z.U.R. a group of artists from Angers, France, specializing in art, theatre, and cinema. He is the founder of the Superottomonamour Association, a cinema research laboratory based in Turin. His film Promenaux has been shown in several museums and film festivals including the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the ZKM in Karlsruhe, and the Corto Circuito in Naples.

Canapa Promenaux


The Suleiman Brothers

*1977 and 1979. Live and work in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Jordan and Mussadique Suleiman are a creative partnership that specializes in hand drawn animation, 3D and 2D motion graphics, video compositing as well as image processing. Their fluency in the technical aspects of CGI production, combined with their understanding for symbolism and semiotics, makes for work that is rich both in visual imagination and textural meaning.



Marina Chernikova

*Moscow, Russia. Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Marina Chernikova received a classical education as a painter at the Moscow State Academy. During her studies and after graduating she was an active set designer and painter. Her interest in multimedia led to her completing the European Media Master of Arts program at the HKU (Netherlands), specializing in image synthesis and computer animation.

She has participated in many exhibitions, festivals and a number of internet and TV broadcasting projects.

She is presently developing a new series of photographs and videos based on the exploration of the dynamical structures of megapoles with mixes of various cultural traditions (Moscow, Rome, Tokyo, Paris, Jerusalem, Marseille and Amsterdam). In these works heterogeneous architectural and cultural elements captured in different cities are integrated into conglomerates of images thus reaching new scales and proportions.

Marina Chernikova experiments with all the possibilities offered by digital image manipulation in order to find the most condensed form of the visual information.