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Sonnenallee 203

Malin Kraus und Patricia Stövesand

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28 June 2024 20:00–20:30 29 June 2024 12:00–12:30 29 June 2024 16:00–16:30 29 June 2024 20:00–20:30 30 June 2024 12:00–12:30
Berlin is known for prostitution on Kurfürstenstraße. The borough of Charlottenburg and its mayor are actively in favor of a restricted area. But how is business in Neukölln?
Numerous brothels are lined up next to each other on Sonnenallee. The women, whose names include Tina, Betty and Jessy, work "in the heart of Neukölln".

The brothel refers to the discrepancy between urban stress and sensual seduction: "Sexy and lustful international girls await you here every week to brighten up and enrich your stressful day". Sex work is thus explicitly assigned to an urban space that exists outside of supposedly bourgeois categories and is deliberately demarcated from everyday life in the big city. This is reflected particularly clearly in literature and theater, which hardly address the perspectives of these brothels. In most cases, the residents of Neukölln also walk past the brothels in silence.

The ruhelos.kollektiv, consisting of Malin Kraus and Patricia Stövesand, would like to address these observations from an artistic perspective as part of the 48-Stunden Neukölln festival. They ask about perceptions of silence among sex workers who work on Sonnenallee, but also about affects such as fear and shame. The ruhelos.kollektiv wants to find out who enters this urban silence and who can leave it again and under what conditions.

Malin Kraus and Patricia Stövesand accompany sex workers in their everyday lives for 48 hours and artistically realize the research results in the form of a lecture and a body-based performance. Both parts will take place one after the other and in 30-minute blocks. The venue is at the Rosegarden in Hasenheide in Berlin-Neukölln, near the fountain.


Malin Kraus und Patricia Stövesand

Patricia Stövesand and Malin Kraus are two artists from Berlin who oscillate between literature and theater. They focus their work on the discovery and generation of independent texts that do not leave them alone and resonate. They want to join forces and build a bridge between literature & theater/creation & design - to search for new forms of artistic collaboration that reflect realities and make (re)ruptures their subject matter.

Their associated literature series "Von der Seitenbühne" 2024 is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion and the current works of ruhelos.kollektiv focuses on gender-specific violence against women.


Columbiadamm, 10967 Berlin
10965 Berlin

Hasenheide - Rosengarten


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