In the organizer's words:

i am (no) mother
an audio performance
June 07 - 09, 2024 | Berlin

A meadow in the center of the city. In front of the architecture of Berlin's new center. A soundscape of music, inner monologues, discourse and documentary material. A gathering in the political center of this country. Only here can a new decision be made about §218.

"i am (no) mother" is an audio performance about reproductive self-determination in Berlin's public space. As a moving sculpture in public space, director and actress Karoline Stegemann questions the history and effects of §218, which regulates abortion under criminal law. After a commission appointed by the traffic light government began its work in March 2023 to re-examine §218 and recommended in April 2024 that abortion up to the 12th week should be exempt from punishment, the artistic-activist performance "i am (no) mother" calls for the abolition of §218.

Equipped with headphones, the audience experiences a piece at the interface of radio play, sound and performance in the political center of Berlin and becomes an intervention in public space itself.

Director/text/performance: Karoline Stegemann

Co-director/set: Celia Hofmann
Speakers: Maribel Dente, Axel Strothmann, Karoline Stegemann, Ulrike Walther
Dramaturgical advice: Nicola Schubert, Johannes Weilandt
Music: Chiara Strickland
Sound design: Claudio Demel
Press/Communication/Social Media: Ciara Angela Mission Engelhardt
Evening production management: Ana Wybkea Gutschke
Production management: Ronja Losert, Karoline Stegemann
Graphic design: Johannes Weilandt
Photography: Justin Kulske


Premiere Fri. June 7, 2024, 7 pm
Further performances Sat. June 8, 2024, 6 pm and 8 pm + Sun. June 9, 2024, 6 pm

The event will be held in German.

Duration 46 min.
Headphones available from 30 minutes before the start of the performance
Tickets free of charge
Meeting point Temple of Silent Contemplation, Spreebogenpark, 10557 Berlin


Organizer Karoline Stegemann

Production "i am (no) mother" | @studiokarolinestegemann

Press contact Ciara Angela Mission Engelhardt

Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion and the Fonds Darstellende Künste

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Spreebogenpark Willy-Brandt -Straße 10557 Berlin

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