The project IGNOSCENTIA is the artist’s autobiographic story of child sexual abuse. Sina Niemeyer combines different methods like photography, writing, graphic design and multiple layers of material such as old family pictures, destroyed images, self-portraits and found objects. She uses metaphorical videography to process a conversation she had with the perpetrator.
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.
IGNOSCENTIA 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 aims to remind other survivors 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.