Owdnegrin nirgendwO

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artistic research project about sexualized violence –

or how to create beautiful pictures out of the horrible

About us

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“My artwork is about the small line which exists between resilience and violence, the power which comes from that place and which is able to transform destruction into creation.”


Jeanne is a classically trained dancer, performance artist, art therapist and anthropologist. Sonja is a trained actress and anthropologist whose work takes various forms in the field of music and theatre. The two met during their studies of social and cultural anthropology and found a mutual interest in the structural and institutional side of violence and in the question how personal experiences can form the base for social analysis and artistic activism.

Within their research the two Berlin based artists/anthropologists investigate the phenomenon of sexualized violence and its political implications, zoom in on trauma and resilience and the transformative possibilities of its artistic progression.

Their methodology ranges from autoethnographic means to a broad research into various disciplines as for example feminist and queer theory, postcolonial studies, psychological anthropology and political philosophy. Their studio work includes theatre and dance improvisation, creative writing, painting and performance art.


Mail to: owdnegrin(at)proton.me

Responsible for the content of this page:

Jeanne Rohleder/ Sonja Kessner

c.o. Theaterstaat

Eisackstraße 29

10827 Berlin