2016 - 2018
"You taught me how to be a butterfly only so you could break my wings."
The project „Für mich“ is the artist’s autobiographic story of child sexual abuse. Sina Niemeyer combines different artistic strategies like photography, writing, graphic design and multiple layers of material such as old family pictures, destroyed images, self-portraits and found objects.
It is a self-reflective revelation but also serves as an identifying ground, considering that statistics estimate that somewhere between every third and fifth woman will experience sexual abuse in her life.
„Für mich.“ shows the viewer on different levels what sexual abuse can mean to someone’s life by tackling vague and subtle emotions that are often difficult to analyze with just words. It furthermore of course reminds other surviviors that they are not alone and can help them to reflect their own feelings.
A book of this work was published in May 2018 with Ceiba Editions.