WOMEN IN THE DARK – aufruhr des schweigens 

Reinbeckhallen | Berlin | Germany | 2024

Solo Show

in collaboration with Berliner Initiative gegen Gewalt an Frauen (BIG e.V.) & Stiftung Reinbeckhallen 

with support of THE POWER OF THE ARTS from Philip Morris GmbH (WOMEN IN THE DARK was awarded this Art Prize in 2023) & BMU Veranstaltungstechnik Berlin

AUFRUHR DES SCHWEIGENS | 2024

shirts | fabric | steel frame | red carpet | 600 x 2000 cm

Micha Klapp | State Secretary for Labor, Social Affairs, Equality, Integration, Diversity and Anti-Discrimination for the State of Berlin

Vernissage

INVISIBLE | 2024
steel frame | wire mesh | red clothes | 400 cm height | Ø 220 cm

BACKWARDS | 2024
steel frame | wire mesh | fabric | black shirts | Ø 300 cm

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WOMEN | 2024
mattresses | bed linen | pillows | sheets | carpets
Video | 20:00 min

18 women from 6 countries read the text, which they wrote on a white shirt (in India on a scarf) . They talk about their experiences of discrimination and violence.




SILENCE(D) | 2024
walkable spiral with 6 questions | steel frame | plywood | 350 height | Ø 400 cm
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Senator Cansel Kiziltepe | Senator for Labor, Social Affairs, Equality, Integration, Diversity and Anti-Discrimination for the State of Berlin

HE(A)R | 2024
Audio installation | 60:00 min
garbage bags | sofa | armchairs

60 women read 60 texts, written by women from Germany

FACETS OF PARTICIPATION | 2022
Video | 75:00 min

BOOK | 2021
700 pages | stone | wire rope

the book includes all 690 texts – written by women from Germany on their shirts – in the original language and the German translation

 

BACKSTAGE | 2024 
China:        Video | 03:07 min
India:         Video | 03:37 min
Mauritius: Video | 02:31 min

AND NOW … ?
Transdisciplinary responses to 690 voices
The discussion offers a platform for exchange between experts from the fields of art, society and politics and the audience.

The event was organized by BIG e.V. with the support of the Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband Berlin

More information (in German): UND JETZT… 

Walking through the Exhibition
Video | 02:40 min


DANCE IMPROVISATION IN DIALOGUE WITH ‘WOMEN IN THE DARK  – aufruhr des schweigens ‘

Maira Aldana Baeza | Dancer | Santiago de Chile | Chile
Smilla Osswald | Singer | Berlin | Germany

The Performance was a participatory project in the exhibition ‘WOMEN IN THE DARK – aufruhr des schweigens’

More information: Maira Aldana Baeza – Stiftung Reinbeckhallen

Video | 03:08 min (Excerpt of the 15-minute Performance)

 

‘THE POWER OF THE ARTS – TRANSFORMING SOCIETY’

Video | 02:20 min

WOMEN IN THE DARK was awarded an art prize by THE POWER OF THE ARTS. The jury states that the project “positions itself against looking the other way and remaining silent and is convincing not only through its relevance, but also through its high artistic quality.”

More information: Women in the Dark – THE POWER OF THE ARTS

Torsten Albig, Managing Director Philip Morris Germany | Franziska Greber | Dr. Doris Felbinger, Managing Director BIG e.V.



RESONANCE FROM VISITORS | 2024

Video | 32:00 min
(in German & English)

 

GUESTBOOK | GÄSTEBUCH | 2024