Collective Screening # 3

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.  Losier’s films are regularly shown at prestigious art and film festivals and museums, such as the Berlinale, Rotterdam Film Festival Tribeca Film Festival, Tate Modern, MOMA, Palais de Tokyo, Centre George Pompidou and the Cinematheque Francaise. She was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial (Whitney Museum, N.Y.C). Her first feature film was the portrait of pioneering musician-artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV) and his/her partner Lady Jaye. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2011, and won the Caligary and the Teddy Awards. She also won the Grand Prize at Indielisboa, the Prix Louis Marcorelles and the Prix des Bibliotheques at Cinema du Reel, and many more. The film was released in France, Canada, Mexico, Germany and in the USA. Losier was awarded the prestigious 2013/2014 DAAD Residency Award in Berlin to work on her new feature film Peaches Goes Bananas!, based on Canadian musician-performer Peaches.  She received the Guggenheim Award to work on Cassandro, The Exotico, a portrait of the celebrated Mexican wrestler. 

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Collective Screening # 2

Clémentine Roy was born in France in 1974. She studied history and ethnology in Paris and art at the ENSAC and has lived in Berlin since 2005. Roy works with the media of photography, installations and film and has published KIOSK artists’ editions online since 2009. Gústav Geir Bollason and Clémentine Roy have been working together since 2000, and Carcasselief has been featured at several film festivals including IFFR Rotterdam, Stockfish Film Festival Reykjavik, Kinodot St. Petersburg and RIDM Montréal.

Clementine Roy presented “Carcasse” from 2017 during Collective Screening #2

Clara Jo received a B.A. In Photography from Bard College, New York in 2008, and her Meisterschülerin degree in Fine Arts from the Institut für Raumexperimente/Universität der Künste Berlin in 2013.  She has exhibited and screened her work at the Royal Academy of Arts (London), Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art (Berlin), Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Hamburger Bahnhof, Neue Nationalgalerie, Dahlem Museums, Museum for Photography), Savvy Contemporary (Berlin), Akademie der Künste (Berlin), and the Alliance Ethio-Française d’Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia.  In 2020, she will be pursuing the Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship in Stuttgart, Grant for Media Art at the Edith-Russ-Haus 2020, and the King’s Artists Residency at King’s College London. Since 2019, she has been in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. In 2018, she received the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship.

Clara Jo presented “De Anima” (work in progress) during Collective Screening #2

Collective Screening # 1

Perrine Gamot & Jivko Darakchiev Films, photos or multimedia installations, the work of Jivko Darakchiev and Perrine Gamot focuses on the relationship between people and their environment. Each project is an opportunity for new cinematographic experiments that also seek echoes in plastic forms. They engage in new forms of storytelling to explore issues that are dear to them: the mutability of our everyday environments and objects, their evolving “uses” and the links between individual and collective heritage.

Perrine Gamot and Jivko Darakchiev presented “People Pebble” from 2016 and “Popfolk” from 2018 during Collective Screening #1

Jivko Darakchiev was born in Bulgaria. He lived in the United States for 17 years where he studied film at Tisch, the art school of New York University. In 2013, he completed the post-graduate course at Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains with congratulations. In parallel with his practice, he works as an artist in schools. His work has been presented in international film festivals, cinematheques, galleries and museums, as well as on the cultural channel Arte. 

Perrine Gamot is a photographer-plastician, graduated with a DNSEP from the École d’Arts de Grenoble and a Master II from the University of Rennes. In parallel with her artistic practice, she has been associated since 2011 with several cultural structures for the implementation of artistic projects: exhibitions, festivals, residencies and publications.