Paris

Marie Losier, David Legrand, 2019, oil stick on rice paper, 38 5⁄8 × 24".

Marie Losier, David Legrand, 2019, oil stick on rice paper, 38 5⁄8 × 24".

Marie Losier

Galerie Anne Barrault

Faithful to her windup 16-mm Bolex, Marie Losier takes cues from the experimental filmmakers of New York, where she was based for two decades. Since returning two years ago to Paris—where Georges Méliès, another important influence for Losier, realized his pioneering work in silent film and special effects—she has begun to move her cinematic work to the exhibition space, presenting her films inside crafted carpentry and together with drawings, sculptures, and installations. “I wanted to make boxes for my films,” she explained, “like in the early days of cinema, with all of the rotoscopes, the magic lanterns, but with my outtakes.”

In her recent exhibition “Eat My Makeup!” this new way of working was evident in Dance Tony Dance, 2019, which featured outtakes from the film Tony Conrad-DreaMinimalist, Losier’s 2008 tribute to her longtime New York mentor, flickering in a rotoscope box exhibited

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