EARTH is the third opus of FOUDRE! — a telluric drone quartet composed of Frédéric D. Oberland (Oiseaux-Tempête, The Rustle Of The Stars, FareWell Poetry), Romain Barbot (Saåad, I Pilot Dæmon), Grégory Buffier (Saåad, Autrenoir), Paul Régimbeau (Mondkopf, Extreme Precautions, Autrenoir), featuring electric chimeras by Christine Ott on ondes martenot.
Liminal perceptions is an experimental film and video art programme that focuses on the experience of thresholds and liminal states. 9 contemporary artists from Germany present their perspectives on physical, temporal and imaginary boundaries through inquiries on geopolitical and personal conflict areas, otherness and memory. Various forms of artistic expression such as drawing, painting and performance as well as found footage and documentary materials are employed to develop an original film language. The transgression of genres and filmic conventions supports the artists' speculative approaches in the exploration of fragile cultural, social and political interstices.
Curated by Silke Schmickl for KLEX, Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival. With the support of Goethe Institut Kuala Lumpur.
@ Lostgens’ Contemporary Artspace, Kuala Lumpur, Malaisie
21/8/2016 | In the light of history: Visions of a nascent nation @ National Gallery Singapore [Singapore]
Programme conceived by the Asian Film Archive Singapore with Lav Diaz (Filmmaker), June Yap (Independent Curator), Silke Schmickl (Director of Lowave and Curator/Manager (Programmes), Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts) and Shabbir Hussain Mustafa (Senior Curator, National Gallery Singapore)
@ National Gallery Singapore, Auditorium, Singapore
Ciné Tambour / Ecrans Variables present a selection of Lowave's film collection Human Frames. Human Frames is dedicated to the human being, the condition humaine and the various states of mind that accompany man on his journey through life. In the form of ten thematically compiled programmes with works by contemporary artists and filmmakers from Europe and Asia the collection re-examines and illuminates human existence at the start of the 21st century. Human Frames intends to take account of the lively exchange of images and ideas between both continents and provides a well-founded insight into the video art and experimental film scenes. The result is a fascinating spectrum of artistic expression – bold experiments in sound and image, which coalesce in free association to form a vibrant portrait of humanity.
@ Ciné Tambour, Écrans variables, Université Rennes 2, Rennes, France
Pop-up Gallery Multiples is a three week-long art showcase of emerging and established Singaporean and international artists curated by Silke Schmickl and organised by The Art Space, one of Suntec's new contemporary art galleries.
Under the theme of multiples, that is to say artworks that are produced by artists in limited and signed series, the exhibition offers a wide range of styles, themes and media. With a particular focus on photography, prints, thoughtfully crafted objects, design, art books and vinyls, Multiples is dedicated to rare and special editions in the artists' bodies of works. By choosing reproductible media the artists experiment and play with the idea of seriality while maintaining the originality and signature of their artistic idea and gesture.
The Select Centre and Lowave are pleased to invite you to the launch of Singapour mon amour – Lowave's online publication of the homonymous interdisciplinary art project presented in Paris from 4 June to 12 July 2015 as part of Singapour en France – le Festival, in partnership with Centre Georges Pompidou, musée du quai Branly, La Cinémathèque française, Point Éphémère and Église Saint-Merry.
The publication retraces and comments the artistic and intellectual achievements collected during the visual arts, cinema, performance and research events in Paris and features portraits, interviews, visual, sonorous and textual contributions by some of Singapore's and France's most striking artists and cultural practitioners. It is hosted on Lowave's website www.lowave.com and conceived as an ongoing platform.
The Select Centre Bookroom @ The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore
We are pleased to present the premiere of Nuit blanche by Anna M'barek at Odeon Kino, Saal II, this upcoming Sunday, 20/9/2015 at 11:30. This beautiful hand-drawn stop motion film has been realised over several years in collaboration with artist Pauline M'barek, produced by Lowave with the support of Centre National des Arts Plastiques.
Nuit Blanche, Anna M'barek, 2015, black and white, sound, 13'
@ Odeon Kino, Cologne, France
[Translation in preparation]
L'exposition Détours, retour aborde la question de l'appartenance culturelle, à travers une nouvelle installation vidéo de Bruno Boudjelal, des oeuvres sonores, des photographies et une installation in situ de Zoé Benoit. Silke Schmickl, commissaire et directrice de Lowave, a composé un programme vidéo autour de l'Algérie avec des oeuvres de Fayçal Baghriche, Zouhlikha Bouabdellah, Halida Boughriet, Frédérique Devaux, Katia Kameli et Adel Soufiane qui est présenté dans l'auditorium attenant à l'exposition.
Exposition du 12 mai au 20 juin 2015 / Vernissage samedi 9 mai 2015 à 18h
Curated by Nicole Brenez and Silke Schmickl, Singapore electric soul present a selection of contemporary Singaporean art films. The 4 programmes highlight the films’ original and critical approaches towards Singaporean history, culture and identity. Drawing on a range of styles and techniques, the films reveal nuances, tensions and diversity in these ideas, particularly the notion of Singapore as an emblematic modern city.
12 June and 3 July 2015, 19:30 & 21:30 @ Cinémathèque Française, 51 Rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris
The exhibition Politics and Poetics of Space(s) presents a selection of works by eight contemporary artists who dedicate their artistic research to exploring social and urban developments in Singapore. Through subtle observations, conceptual or speculative approaches, they focus on unseen, neglected or imaginative spaces, as well as everyday life in the periphery. Distanced from the highly mediatised image of the modern metropolis, they unveil the vision of a quiet city that functions at a slower pace, which gives the viewer room for critical reflexion. The inherent poetry of the chosen images resonates with a sound installation that completes the selection. The exhibition is curated by Silke Schmickl in collaboration with Catherine David.
17 June - 12 July 2015 @ Point Ephémère, 200 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris
19 June, 18:00 Opening
Ho Tzu Nyen and Sookoon Ang, two major artists from Singapore, introduce their work through an illustrated performative talk. This presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on contemporary art in Singapore, where writer, curator and visual artist Jason Wee, Silke Schmickl (Lowave), Catherine David and Kathryn Weir (Centre Pompidou) will join the artists.
6 June 2015, 16:00 @ Petite Salle (PS), level -1, Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris