Marie Losier

LA SIRENE DU TAGE, 2014

450* Euro

Marie Losier (*1972 in Boulogne-Billancourt, F, lives in New York, USA) stages artist portraits of heroes, personal friends and idols of the underground scene in an unconventional documentary way. In a playful and dreamlike manner, Marie Losier approaches the artists she is portraying. She avoids the classical interview situation, and instead fiction always comes into play. Her productions are just as bizarre as touching, so for example a woman is shown who gives birth to a pair of hands, or a cartoon character who is trying to devour its own fist in vain. At the same time Losier’s love to the beginnings of cinema is evident.
For the Kunstverein Losier creates a photograph showing an image of her most recent and yet unreleased film "LA SIRENE DU TAGE". She was invited by the Festival IndieLisboa to make a film about Portugal, and therefore she portrayed Fernando alias Deborah Krystal, a star of the drag scene, in addition to other well-known protagonists of the Portuguese film scene. This particular scene shows João Rui Guerra de Mata, who is also a filmmaker. Fernando and his friends represent a vibrant scene as well as the joy and freedom, daily brought into the city by artistic production.

  • Exhibitions:
  • 2014
  • La Fondation Cartier, Paris, F (S)
    Kunstverein in Hamburg, GER (G)
  • 2013
  • Pera Museum, Istanbul, TR (S)
  • 2012
  • Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis, USA (G)
    La Galerie/Centre d’art contemporain, Noisy-le-Sec, F (G)
  • 2011
  • Contemporary Art Museum, Austin, USA (G)
  • 2006
  • Whitney Biennale, New York, USA (G)
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