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Powder Placenta

Katrina Daschner
Austria 2015 / 9’

The latest work by Katrina Daschner—the subject of a T-Mobile New Horizons retrospective two years ago—emerges out of the words of Goethe’s Epirrhema. This is a theatrical and picturesque contemplation on the beauty of nature that delights in all forms of life. The artist’s interest in corporality can be seen in Powder Placenta, but, in this case, it functions on a different basis, as an expression of life.

Patryk Tomiczek

Katrina Daschner

Sings, dances, performs—all of her artistic work is based on the synchronization of the body and music and the meanings that emerge from this combination. Is involved with the LGBT community. In 2001-2002, right after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts, founded, along with Johanna Kirsch and Stefanie Seibold, Salon Lady Chutney, an informal performance space. Since 2003, has been performing with the all-female musical and performance-art collective SV Damenkraft, and, in 2009, she founded the queer Club Burlesque Brutal.

Selected filmography

1998 Mutter und Marmelde (short)
1999 Lady Chutney Does México (doc., short)
2002 Me + Me (short)
2012 Parole Rosette (short)
2015 Powder Placenta (short)

Cast & Crew

director Katrina Daschner
screenplay Katrina Daschner
cinematography Hannes Böck
editing Katrina Daschner, Hannes Böck
sound Oliver Stotz
cast Stefanie Sourial, Gisi Håkanson, Cordula Thym, Sushila Mesquita, Hyo Lee
producer Denice Bourbon, Katrina Daschner, Nick Prokesch
production Lady Chutney Production
sales Sixpack Film
language no dialogue
colouration b&w