anne barrault is pleased to let you know that she is now collaborating with Marie Losier.
Marie Losier, born in France, is a filmmaker and curator who’s worked in New York City
for 20 years. She has shown her films and videos at museums, galleries, biennials and
festivals. She studied literature at the University of Nanterre (France) and Fine Arts at
Hunter College in New York City. She has made a number of film portraits on avantgarde
directors, musicians and composers, such as the Kuchar brothers, Guy Maddin,
Richard Foreman, Tony Conrad, Genesis P-Orridge, Alan Vega and Felix Kubin.
Whimsical, poetic, dreamlike and unconventional, her films explore the life and work of
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,
MoMA, Palais de Tokyo, Centre Georges Pompidou and the Cinematheque Francaise.
She was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial (Whitney Museum, N.Y.C).
Her first feature film was the portrait of pioneering musician-artist Genesis Breyer POrridge
(of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV) and his/her partner Lady Jaye. "The Ballad
of Genesis and Lady Jaye" premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2011, and
won the Caligary and the Teddy Awards. She also won the Grand Prize at Indielisboa,
the Prix Louis Marcorelles and the Prix des Bibliotheques at Cinema du Reel, and many
more. The film was released in France, Canada, Mexico, Germany and in the USA.
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 musicianperformer
Peaches. She received the Guggenheim Award to work on Cassandro, The
Exotico !, a portrait of the celebrated Mexican wrestler. She is currently on an art
residency in Paris in post-production for her new feature on Cassandro, The Exotico !,
as well as a multi facets film (installation, film and performance) on the German
composer and musician, Felix Kubin (Felix Kubin, Atomium Vertigo). She lives in Paris
and teaches at HEAD in Geneva, Cinema department.
In November, a retrospective of Marie Losier’s films will be presented at MOMA in New
On the occasion of the next Spring of September in Toulouse, Marie Losier will present
a solo exhibition, and ACID : the Independant Film Association for its Broadcast has just
selected her film « Cassandro the Exotico » for the Cannes Film Festival.
Marie Losier sur le tournage de Cassandro the exotico ! (c)Simon Fravega