Slap the Gondola!
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    Slap the Gondola!

    Directed by

    France, USA

    2010

    15 min

    • English

    Experimental, Musical, Short

    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.

    Credits

    Cast
    Tony Conrad
    Genesis P-Orridge and April March
    Production
    MARIE LOSIER
    Marie Losier

    Marie Losier

    France

    Just shoot three-minute snippets of film that you collage together. And that's the way I've always worked

    Marie Losier, born in France in 1972, is a filmmaker and curator working in New York. First, she studied literature at the University of Nanterre (France) and then Fine Arts in New York City. 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 are regularly shown at prestigious art and film festivals and museums. Her first feature film is a portrait of the musical genius Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and her band Psychic TV. The work in progress was presented in 2009 at The Centre George Pompidou in April to open “Hors Pistes”, as well as at the Cinemathèque Francaise in Paris in September. In 2011 the completed result of this project, THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE, premiered in Berlinale Forum, winning the Teddy Award for Best Documentary and the Calligari Film Prize. Her latest short documentary FELIX IN WONDERLAND (2019) was selected in the Fuori Concorso section at Locarno FF.

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