Rose Lowder’s ongoing Bouquets series is among the major works of the past two decades. Filmed at various European ecological sites, Bouquets 11-20 vibrate with a splendor inherent to the pleasure-pull of nature’s imperiled state.
Rose Lowder was born in 1941 in Miraflores, Lima, Peru. Nationality: french. After training as a paintor and sculptor in artist’s studios and art schools in Lima (The Art Center, La Escuela de Bellas Artes) and in London (Regent Street Polytechnic, Chelsea School of Art), Rose LOWDER worked in London as an artist while earning a living in the film industry as an editor. From 1977 onwards she concentrated on studying the visual aspect of the cinematographic process, and was encouraged by Jean Rouch and his staff at the University de Paris X to present some of her work as a thesis under the title The experimental film as an instrument towards visual research (1987). Since 1977 Lowder has been active programming rarely shown films. In order to make this body of work available to a wider public, she constituted a collection of films and paper documents, The Experimental Film Archive of Avignon (1981). Since 1996 Lowder is also associate professor at the University de Paris I. —lightcone… read more
A consideration of the films of Rose Lowder, in relation to the Toronto International Film Festival screening of Bouquets 11-20.