Marie Losier

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Marie Losier (born 1972[1] in France) is a French filmmaker and curator who has been living and working in New York City for 20 years. She has shown her film and video work at a number of museums, galleries, festivals and biennials internationally. Losier has studied literature at the University of Nanterre (France) and fine arts at Hunter College in New York City. She has made many film portraits based on directors, musicians and composers, including George Kuchar, Guy Maddin, Richard Foreman, Tony Conrad, Genesis P-Orridge and Alan Vega.[2] Her films are distributed by Video Data Bank. Additionally, Losier has been the film curator at the French Institute Alliance Française since 2000.[3]

Losier’s films are regularly shown at prestigious art and film festivals and museums, such as the Berlinale, Rotterdam Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Tate Modern, Museum of Modern Art, Palais de Tokyo, Centre George Pompidou and the Cinematheque Francaise. She was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art[4] and was a 2011-2012 Wexner Center Artist Residency Award recipient.[5]

Her first feature film was the portrait of pioneering musician-artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV) and their partner Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2011 and won the Caligary and the Teddy Awards. [6][7] Losier also won the Grand Prize at Indielisboa, the Prix Louis Marcorelles and the Prix des Bibliothèques at Cinema du Reel, and many more awards for the documentary. The film was released in France, Canada, Mexico, Germany and in the USA. In 2009 Genesis Breyer P-Orridge described Losier's filmmaking process "It’s a very new, radical way of making documentaries, and quite honestly, we think what Marie does and the way she does it will be the template for the future."[8]

Losier was awarded the prestigious 2013/2014 DAAD Residency Award in Berlin to work on her new feature film Peaches Goes Bananas!, based on Canadian musician-performer Peaches.[9] She received the Guggenheim Award to work on Cassandro ,The Exotico, a portrait of the celebrated Mexican wrestler. [10] Most recently she has been an artist-in-residence at the Cite des Arts in Paris, working on pre-production for Cassandro, The Exotico.

A retrospective of her films will take place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in October 2017.[11]



Cassandro, the Exotico! (2018), starring Saúl Armendáriz

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011), with Genesis P-Orridge, Lady Jaye, Psychic TV.


Masha Natasha (2015), co-directed with Fred Burle, Janin Halisch, and Cécile Tollu-Polonowski

L'Oiseau de la nuit (2015)

Peaches and Jesper Fell in the water, who Stays Afloat (2014), with Peaches and Jesper Just

Bim, Bam, Boom, Las Luchas Morenas! (2014), with Cynthia, Esther, Alda, and Rossy Moreno

Alan Vega, Just a Million Dreams (2013), with Alan Vega

Byun, Objet Trouvé (2012), with Byun Chong and Kiya Chong

Cet Air La (2010), with April March

Slap the Gondola! (2010), with April March, Tony Conrad and Genesis P-Orridge

Papal Broken Dance (2009), with Genesis P-Orridge, Tony Conrad

DreaMinimalist (2008), with Tony Conrad

Jaye Lady Jaye (2008), with Lady Jaye and PTV3

Snow Beard (2008), with Mike Kuchar

Manuelle Labor (2007), collaboration with Guy Maddin

Flying Saucey! (2006), with Flux Factory.

The Ontological Cowboy (2005), with Richard Foreman

Eat Your Makeup! (2005), with George Kuchar

Electrocute Your Stars (2004), with George Kuchar

Bird, Bath, and Beyond (2003), with Mike Kuchar

Lunch Break on the Xerox Machine (2003)

Sanitarium Cinema (2002)

The Passion of Joan Arc (2002)

Broken Blossoms (2002)

Loula Meets Charlie (2002), video performance at The Ontological Theater

The Touch Retouched (2002)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Losier, Marie (2007). "What is a French Western?:One Part Reality To Two Parts Fiction". PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art. 86: 20. doi:10.1162/pajj.2007.29.2.20. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Arsenal: DAAD grant holder Marie Losier". Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  3. ^ "Artist Profile | Crossing the Line 2011: FIAF Fall Festival, Sept 17-Oct 16". Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  4. ^ "Whitney Biennial 2006 :: Day for Night". Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  5. ^ "Marie Losier Introduces The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye". Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  6. ^ "Argentine film takes top Teddy award as Berlinale prizes approach". 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  7. ^ Renninger, Bryce J. "Berlinale 2011 | Teddy Awards Announce Best in Queer Film | IndieWire". Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  8. ^ Award, Teddy. "Teddy Award - The official queer award at the Berlin International Film Festival". Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  9. ^ "Arsenal: DAAD grant holder Marie Losier". Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  10. ^ "John Simon Guggenheim Foundation | Marie Losier". Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  11. ^ "Losier Marie, ArtJaws, New media Art, Guests curators". ArtJaws. Retrieved 2017-03-06.