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Artprojx presents in July: Slap the Gondola ! by Marie Losier & Existere by JocJonJosch

In Art, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, David Gryn, JocJonJosch, London, Marie Losier on 04/07/2011 at 11:56 am
Artprojx Cinema presents
Slap the Gondola ! by Marie Losier
Thursday 7 July 2011
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
Nearest tube is Bromley-by-Bow.
JocJonJosch present a major new work,
Existere, across Testbed 1 and Son Gallery.

Testbed 1 performances: 16 July, 17 July, 23 July
Testbed 1, 33 Parkgate Road, London SW11 4NP
http://ww.jocjonjosch.comWorking with up to seventy volunteers they will create a living performance
sculpture: a ‘shelter’ made of naked human bodies. The ‘shelter’ will be
held together in an endured brace, before inevitably coming apart, pausing
and reforming. The performances will take place on three separate days in

July at Testbed 1. Times will be scheduled.
To book an entry ticket please register online at http://ww.jocjonjosch.com
All entrance tickets are free.An interconnected exhibition of new work will be held at Son Gallery
throughout July.


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.


Artprojx has established its reputation worldwide as the leading
organisation for showing artists’ films and videos in the context of the cinema.
Director David Gryn has produced, curated and promoted artists’ film events
that have consistently attracted large audiences.

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.
Artprojx has worked with many leading organisations including: Art Basel
Miami Beach 2011, 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
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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