Under the Sun: The Films of Rose Lowder, Tate Modern, 17 – 18 January

This January, Tate Modern presents the vibrant, luscious works of Rose Lowder. Spanning 20 years of the artist’s celebrated filmmaking, the films on show will explore our relationship with and impact upon the natural world, through images of blossoms, orchards, insects and meadows. The best of Lowder’s films have been selected, and will be screened alongside seminal pieces in French experimental cinema on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 January.

Lowder trained as a painter and sculptor in Lima, Peru and London before turning to filmmaking in 1977 after studying with Jean Rouch. Her practice is grounded in her interest in radical architecture, colour theory and the landscapes of her adoptive home in the south of France. Her engagement with ways of living and filming will be explored alongside the meticulous design, composition and production of her films. Lowder is committed to filmmaking as an ecological practice inseparable from her lifelong collecting and championing of non-commercial cinema.

The screenings will be introduced and followed by conversations with the artist. For more information visit www.tate.org.uk/whats-on

1. Rose Lowder Bouquets 11-20 2005–10, film still. Courtesy of the artist/Lightcone, Paris.