April March

Marie Losier, born in France, is a filmmaker and curator who’s worked in New York City for 22 years. She has shown her films and videos at museums, galleries, biennials and festivals. She studied American 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 avant-garde directors, musicians and composers, such as George Kuchar, 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 these artists. Read more

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«I am a filmmaker and I have been making film portraits on 16mm film for a long time, in New York City, where I lived for 22 years. Portraits of artists, musicians, filmmakers, and friends, often all coming from an experimental environment, always on the edge of life and art (Genesis P-Orridge, Tony Conrad, Richard Foreman, The Kuchar Brothers, Alan Vega, Luchadoras sisters…). I spend a very long time, sometimes years with each of them to film their process of art making; our intimacy becomes the center of my films. I work alone with my camera, my microphone and a lot of whimsy. Through the years I found that the portraits became an extension of my autodidactic filmmaking. I depict those in my close circle, artists and friends with whom I find pleasure and intimacy in making monotypes. This technique is immediate, filled with element of mistakes, surprises, and are “negatives” of what I see and paint, just like celluloid film. These works are coming from the same place as the emotional relationship I have with the subjects. They are done in 20 minutes from life, the friend in front of me, after a nice tea and conversation. I ask each to bring an object that is part of their life and practice. Here April March, a singer-songwriter who sings in English and French. She is widely known for the song “Chick Habit”, which was featured in the films But I’m a Cheerleader and Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof. She is also a cartoon animator, including a stint as a principal animator for the Ren and Stimpy show. Elinor by her real name is a very close friend who lived with me in NYC for a decade and played in many of my films. Elinor is a very mysterious and complicated and hilarious person and her voice and writing is her instrument. So i decided to paint her twice, upside down as a way to play with both of the side of her soul.»

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Additional Information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 66 x 97 cm
Collection curated by:

Ewen Chardonnet


Marie Losier


France, USA




Monotype (oil Paint on Japanese rice paper)


Unframed artwork


Original artwork

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