H.O.N.D. Aerobic

Mariola Brillowska

Music video

»Nice-looking poodles sit up and beg, nice-looking poodles wiggle their bums. Nice-looking poodles twiddle their thumbs. Nice-looking poodles raise their hackles. Every dog is a nice-looking poodle…«

This video, which blends animation with live-action film, sees dancing poodles take to the stage and follow their trainer’s instructions delivered from above their heads. Its witty and droll imagery like this that makes performance art socially acceptable in pop culture.

Director / Script / Animation / Editing / Lyrics / Interpreter

Mariola Brillowska


Alexej Tchernyi


Jan Bauer


Felix Kubin


Mariola Brillowska, Leon Dziemaszkiewicz, Anna Steller, Bozena Elterman, Krzysztof Czernyj


Mariola Brillowska

Portrait of Mariola Brillowska

Mariola Brillowska

Mariola Brillowska is a visual, media and performance artist as well as author, director and producer. Born and raised in Poland, at 20 she emigrated to Germany, where she studied fine art at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg (HFBK). 2005–2013 she was Professor of Art at Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Offenbach. Her novel Hausverbot was published in 2013. She has won various film, poetry and radio play awards, incl. the Golden Lola (German Short Film Award 2017) and the German Film Critics Association Award 2019.

Films by Mariola Brillowska
Wulkania 2017 | Schwarze Welle 2016 |  Die Wellen des Bösen 2015 | Der Allergietest 2010 | Ruski Make-Up 2008 | Hond Aerobic 2007 | Porno Karaoke International 2005 | Alle Welt ist Angst 2003 | Hotel Super Nova 2001 | Grabowski, Haus des Lebens 1990