Marie Losier (b.France,1972), is a filmmaker and curator who’s worked in New York City for 20 years and has shown her films and videos at museums, galleries, biennials and festivals. Losier studied literature at the University of Nanterre (France, BA, 1995) and Fine Arts at Hunter College, City University of New York (MFA, 2003). She has made a number of film portraits on avant-garde directors, musicians and composers, such as the Kuchar brothers, Guy Maddin, Richard Foreman, Tony Conrad, Genesis P-Orridge, Alan Vega, Peter Hristoff and Felix Kubin. Whimsical, poetic, dreamlike and unconventional, her films explore the life and work of these artists. Losier’s films are regularly shown at prestigious venues such as The Cannes Film Festival, The Berlinale, The Rotterdam Film Festival, IDFA, The Tate Modern, MoMA, Le Palais de Tokyo, Le Centre Georges Pompidou and La Cinémathèque Francaise. She was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial (Whitney Museum, N.Y.C). Losier’s first feature film was a portrait of pioneering musician-artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV) and their partner Lady Jaye. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2011, winning the Caligary and the Teddy Awards. She also won the Grand Prize at Indielisboa, the Prix Louis Marcorelles and the Prix des Bibliothèques at Cinéma du Réel; the film was released in France, Canada, Mexico, Germany and in the USA. In 2013/14 Losier was awarded the prestigious DAAD Residency Award in Berlin and the Guggenheim Award to work on her new feature film Cassandro The Exotico!, a portrait of the celebrated Mexican wrestler Saul Almendariz. She is currently an artist-in-residence at La Cité des Arts, Paris and her feature film Cassandro The Exotico! premiered at The Cannes Film Festival in May of 2018. It was released in France in December 2018 and will be in theaters in the US, opening at the Metrograph NYC in the summer of 2019. Losier recently had a mid-career retrospective at MoMA in NYC and all of her films were acquired for the museum’s archives in November of 2018. She recently had an exhibition, in collaboration with Pauline Curnier Jardin, for the Fondation Ricard for May 2019 (www.fondation-entreprise-ricard.com). She just premiered a new film at Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland in August 2019: a feature film on the German composer and musician, Felix Kubin (Felix in Wonderland!). She will present a mid-career retrospective of her films at Le Jeu de Paume, in Paris (www.jeudepaume.org/index.php?page=article&idArt=3431) in November 2019 as well as at the Cinematheque of Athens (November 2019) in Greece. She will present some paintings in a group show at the Galerie du Cinema in Paris, with her friends Yann Gonzales, Bertrand Mandico, Caroline Deruas in October 2019 (galerie-cinema.com). In 2020 she will present a Solo Exhibition for Anne Barrault’s Gallery in Paris, where she will exhibit drawings, paintings and film installations in January 2020 (galerieannebarrault.com).
Throbbing Gristle : Hot on The Heels of Love (20 Jazz Funk Greats - Industrial Records - 1979)
Psychic TV / PTV 3 : Higher And Higher (Hell Is Invisible...Heaven Is Her/e - Sweet Nothing Records - 2007)
Genesis P-Orridge & The Angels Of Light : Je T'Aime (Je T'Aime - Sub Rosa - 1985)
Tony Conrad with Faust : The Side Of Man And Womankind (Outside The Dream Syndicate - Superior Viaduct - 2016 )
Felix Kubin : Geburt eines Schiffes (Takt der Arbeit - Editions Mego - 2017)
The Residents : Spotted Pinto Bean (Meet The Residents - Ralph Records - 1974)
Picture : Marie Losier - The Brooklyn Rail