breathing psoas

14’59, Germany, 2021

Concept, direction, performance, 2nd camera, editing: Anja Plonka, Camera: Anna Ziegler, Sound design: Rasmus Nordholt-Frieling, Sound and dramaturgical accompaniment: Marko Stefanovic, Dramaturgical accompaniment: Anais Rödel, Assistance: Markus Jendrosch


The film breathing psoas created a speculative body and a kinship of man and nature. The body, as an archive of traumatic memories, practices this transformation with somatics and nature. 


Anja Plonka explores the fields of performance, choreography and film in transdisciplinary artistic works. She has worked as an artistic assistant for Tobias Zielony, Stracke&Seibt, matthaei&konsorten, and the Theatre Cologne. Her performance works have been invited to Galerie MAAC Brussels, Actus Festival Liege, Performance Lab Cologne, 567h Sharing Gallery Koppelmann Cologne, CROSSOVER Performance Festivals Kiel, Body&Freedom Festival Zurich, Festival of Naked Forms Prague, Parse: Violence – the 4th Biennial Research Conference Gothenburg, the Blicke Film Festival Bochum and the European Film Festival Göttingen.


The film will be part of the screening on 30.10.2022, 19:00-20:30, Festival and Congress Centre – Varna.