Lowave turns 15! Silke Schmickl presents highlights of the label's history, its curatorial choices and interest in political art. The event is organised within the framework of Body Politic an exhibition curated by I-Shan Sam.
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.