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Rose Lowder is one of the most important contemporary artists working in film. She has made more than forty 16mm films, most of them painstakingly composed frame-by-frame in the camera. Working primarily in spectacularly beautiful natural environments in France, Italy, and Switzerland, she has developed a personal visual language that expresses both the beauty of the landscape around her and the magic of cinematic vision.
In the enhanced ebook Rose by Rose Lowder, Lowder explains her unique approach to the film image and shares her experiences over almost half a century of creative work. Allowing the reader to move seamlessly between viewing and reading, the enhanced ebook format permits an in-depth exploration of moving images informed by the artist’s own words. Lowder’s reflections are accompanied by extracts she has selected from each of her films as well as an essay by critic and curator Enrico Camporesi of the Musée nationale d’art moderne in Paris.
Lowder’s work is in the permanent collection of numerous museums (Musée national d’art moderne, MoMA, Art Gallery of Ontario) and has been the subject of frequent retrospectives (Art Institute of Chicago, California Institute of the Arts, Tate Modern, Cinémathèque française).
Rose by Rose Lowder also contains an introduction to Lowder’s work by Tara Merenda Nelson, the Curator of Moving Image Collections at the Visual Studies Workshop, and a complete filmography and bibliography.