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Iona Pelovska ‘Bodies in Trouble’


"Bodies in Trouble" is an intensely personal questioning of the impersonal eye of cinematic technology and human embodiment. It explores the ways the electric light of cinema, of the CT scanner or the endoscope had penetrated, violated, augmented and altered our bodies in ways never before imagined. A series of poetic permutations of archival pornographic and medical images spanning decades of technological development, interlaced with a personal tale of love and pain, explores the clashes, explosions and fusions of imaging technologies, light and flesh.



Thibaud de Corta, Ginette Nadeau, Fabio Roberti (VO), Iona Pelovska (VO)


Bodies in Trouble (2016, Moebius Films, Experimental), Writer/Director/Editor

Toopy and Binoo (2013, Echo Media Montreal, TV series), Visual Media Solutions Specialist

Beauty, Beware! (2013, CFP, Animated Short), Writer/Director/Animator/Editor

The Eyes that Stop the Train (2013, Moebius Films, Experimental Short), Writer/Director/Editor

Lead-Stick, Beware! (2012, CFP, Animated Short), Writer/Director/Animator/Editor

Peruse, (2012, Cactus Animation, Montreal, TV series), Background Artist

The Eyes that Stop the Train, (2010, CALQ, Moving Image Installation - Lenticular Photography and Video) Artist

Vanitas (2008, BravoFact!/MoebiusFilms, Animation Short), Writer/Director/Animator/Editor

Cruentation (2008, Experimental Short), Writer/Director/Editor

Dances with Mirrors (2007, Videographe/MoebiusFilms, Experimental), Producer/Director

Chipkalis (2005, Animation Macaques Inc., Pilot   for Animated TV   Series), Art Director

Station X (2004-2005, Cite-Amerique, Animated TV Series), Background Artist

The Boy (2003-2005, Toonkan Animation, Animated   TV Series), Development & Key Background Artist

Gold (2003, Experimental), Director/Art Director/Editor

The Revenge of the Butterflies (2002, Experimental), Director/Art Director/Editor

Heavy Metal F.A.K.K.2 (1998-1999, Cine Groupe/FOX, Feature Animation), Development & Key Background Artist



Iona Pelovska is an Artist/Filmmaker and Doctor of Philosophy focused on the aesthetic convergence of technology and corporeality. Her films have been shown at festivals and art venues in Europe and North America, having received the support and recognition of major art and film institutions. Iona Pelovska has presented her film work and theory at academic conferences, lectures and public talks around the world.