Artwork > Perpetrator

Frieda
Ink and watercolour on paper
100 x 70 cm
2011
The Way of the Cross (5)
digital print
2011
Circumcision
digital print
42 x42cm
2011
Herta
Ink & Watercolour.
75x100cm
2010
Perpetrator (Ms.Sauer)
pencil and watercolour on paper
40 x 34 cm
2011
Irene
Ink and watercolour on paper
100 x 70 cm
2010
Ilse
Ink and watercolour on paper
100 x 70 cm
2011
Sofonisba's Mother
digital print
42 x42cm
2011
Falling Down
digital print
40 x 30 cm
2011
Gertrud
Ink and watercolour on paper
100 x 70 cm
2011
Perpetrator (Gertrud)
pencil and watercolour on paper
40 x 34 cm
2011
Victim Statement
digital print
42 x42cm
2011
Charlotte
Ink and watercolour on paper
100 x 70 cm
2011
Hildegard
Ink and watercolour on paper
100 x 70 cm
2011
The Way of the Cross
digital photograph
2011
Dolls
digital print
42 x42cm
2011
Herta Big
Ink & Watercolour.
85x70cm
2010
Elisabeth
Ink and watercolour on paper
100 x 70 cm
2010
Hertha
Ink and watercolour on paper
100 x 70 cm
2010
Berlin Studio Installation
Mixed media
Variable
2011
The Way of the Cross (2)
digital photograph
2011
Hanging Order 3
pencil and watercolour on paper
30 x 30 cm
2010
The Way of the Cross (4)
digital photograph
2011
Hanging Order 2
pencil and watercolour on paper
30 x 30 cm
2010
The Way of the Cross (3)
digital photograph
2011
Hanging Order 1
pencil and watercolour on paper
30 x 30 cm
2010

This is a series of work that I created during a recent residency in Berlin. While there I created images based on women who worked as prison guards in Nazi concentration camp during WWII.
I was interested in these women as they were responsible for horrific crimes against prisoners while they were in a position of authority. They are some of the few women that were called to account for their actions after WWII and in turn they became prisoners themselves. Through this work I aim to present women as perpetrators responsible for their own actions, thus, counteracting the myth which seeks to generate an identity for the ‘good’ woman who was a victim of her social and political circumstances.