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Artprojx presents ‘Slap the Gondola!’ by Marie Losier 7 July at The Floating Cinema

In Art, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, David Gryn, Film, Film and Video, Live Art, London, Marie Losier, Performance, Video, Video Art on 07/06/2011 at 4:55 pm

Artprojx Cinema presents
Slap the Gondola ! by Marie Losier
Thursday 7 July 2011
6-8pm
on
The Floating Cinema
by Somewhere and Studio Weave.
an up projects production for the waterways of East London
moored at Three Mills, Three Mills Lane, Bow, London E3 3DU

http://maps.google.co.uk Nearest tube is Bromley-by-Bow.

 

Slap the Gondola ! by Marie Losier

Slap the Gondola! by Marie Losier
Nov 2010, 16mm, 15min, color, screened on video.
With Tony Conrad, Genesis P-Orridge and April March.
Musical with music, musicians, muses and fishes. 
On a giant ferry, two mermaids play violins to lure the fish  when suddenly a giant fish lands on board, joined by thirty dancers and a great singer April March. A fish fight musical ensues.
Commissioned by Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. for “LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World” (Berlin, 2009)  /Funded by:  Hauptstadtkulturfonds
“What a brilliant explosion of brilliance! Brilliant colors! Brilliant music! Brilliant costumes! Brilliant casting! I shall cherish this masterpiece forever!” Guy Maddin- Nov. 2010.

Marie Losier
Marie Losier was born in France in 1972, and now lives in New York City where she is a filmmaker and curator. She has made a number of film portraits on avant-garde directors, musicians and composers such as Mike and George Kuchar, Guy Maddin, Richard Foreman, Tony Conrad and Genesis P-Orridge. Whimsical, poetic, dreamlike and unconventional, her films explore the life and work of these artists.
Her films and videos have screened at museums, galleries, biennials and festivals around the world. Her newest project and first feature film is a portrait of pioneering musician-artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV and his partner Lady Jaye, which had selections featured at an event at The Centre George Pompidou.  She has also been exhibited at New York’s Museum of Modern Art-MOMA,The Whitney Biennial, PS1, La Cinematheque Francaise, La Fondation Cartier, The Bozar Museum, The Tate Modern. She has also screened at many festivals and venues including the Berlinale, Rotterdam, Tribeca Film Festival, Lincoln Center, The Basel art Fair, The Copenhagen Film Festival, and the Harvard Film Archive. She has served on the jury at the Era New Horizons International Film Festival in Poland and the Buenos Aires Festival of International Cinema- BAFICI- where she was the subject of a full retrospective.
She had her first Solo Show- OUTTAKES at  Luxe Gallery NYC) in 2008, on outtakes from the feature film on Genesis P-Orridge.  Recently she has been showing her video work, Papal Brokendance in a group show in France at Le Lieu Unique in Nantes-Popism V- an installation on musicals in contemporary video work, curated by Frank Lamy, head of the Mac Val Museum in Paris (November 2009 to January 2010).
Since 2000 she has served as the film curator at FIAF/The French Institute Alliance Francaise in New York City, where she presents a weekly film series. She has hosted many notable directors and artists, including Raoul Coutard, William Klein, Claire Denis, Chantal Akerman, Jane Birkin, Jeanne Moreau, Jackie Raynal and Anouk Aimée.
She has also programmed experimental films at the Robert Beck Memorial Cinema and Ocularis for many years and continues to program at venues across the United States and Internationally.

The Floating Cinema

by Somewhere and Studio Weave

an up projects production for the waterways of East London 

1 July – 18 September 2011

UP Projects’ Portavilion project continues in 2011, this time on the waterways of East London in partnership with the Olympic Delivery Authority and CREATE11.

The Floating Cinema will be programmed by internationally renowned artists Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie (known collectively as Somewhere), and designed by Hackney based architects Studio Weave. The extraordinary floating structure will navigate the waterways of the Olympic boroughs during the summer 2011, and accommodate intimate on-board screenings and events inside a bespoke twelve seat cinema auditorium as well as function as a “projection house” for both mobile and static outdoor film screenings.

The Floating Cinema will be moored up for drop in “open Thursdays” during July and August. 

http://floatingcinema.info/events/#events-35
www.floatingcinema.info

Slap the Gondola ! by Marie Losier

Artprojx
Artprojx has established its reputation worldwide as the leading organisation for showing artists’ films in the context of the cinema. Director David Gryn has produced, curated and promoted artists’ film events that have consistently attracted large audiences, comprising those already familiar with contemporary art, general cinema-goers and the interested public at large.
Artprojx is now a leading brand for artists, galleries and institutes to work with to promote and exhibit the best contemporary artists moving image, generally in the context of the cinema. Artprojx represents the artworks at the appropriate level demanded by artists and their galleries, whilst promoting the work not only to a knowing artworld audience, but also to the widest possible cinema going audience. Artprojx prides itself on the best marketing for each event/project – aiming at creating awareness beyond those that see the work. There is no confusion as to what Artprojx does in the art world, as it is a successful brand for the screening of artists’ film in the context of the cinema. It provides a buffer brand between artists and the familiar use of cinema (in the showing of the usual Hollywood product).
Artprojx has worked with many leading organisations including: Whitney Museum, MOMA, Gagosian Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, White Cube, Victoria Miro, Tate, Lisson Gallery, Anthony Reynolds, Zoo Art Fair, Goldsmiths University, Gavin Brown enterprise, Salon 94, Sadie Coles HQ
Artists have included: Mark Wallinger, Susan Hiller, William Eggleston, Andy Warhol, William Kentridge, Dexter Dalwood, Michael Borremans, Nathalie Djurberg, Jesper Just, Gregory Crewdson, Laurie Simmons, Michael Nyman, Jeremy Deller, Christian Marclay, Wilhelm Sasnal, Shoja Azari, Alice Anderson, David Blandy
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