Works & Performing


picture Nils Bröer

Gog Magog 2019 – 2016

Staatenlos 2019 / 2017

Aggroprolypse 2016 Premiere at TD Berlin, invited to Impulse Theater Festival 2017

Glühende Landschaften 2015 Premiere at TD Berlin, invited to PAF 2015

Anders* 2015

Untergrund 2014 Premiere at TD and Schwankhalle Bremen

Neue Liebe* 2013

Ein Altes Blatt* 2008

*(performance only)


WORKSHOPS on internil’s working method and Performance Lectures, with Arne Vogelgesang:

  • 2019 In Andern Köpfen CCT University Leipzig during the 16. Symposium International Brecht Society ‚Brecht unter Fremden‘ with Arne Vogelgesang
  • 2018 Nur Mehr Besiegte CCT University Leipzig during ‚Reihenweise Fremd‘
  • 2017 ZHdK Zurich University of the Arts – 2-day workshop as part of the Laborwochen

RESIDENCIES with internil:

  • 2017 Schloss Bröllin with „Gog Magog 3: Syrien“
  • 2016 Flausen in Oldenburg with „Fronten“

TEXT ÜBER internil by Jeanne Bindernagel





@transmediale Berlin 2018 / @V2 Rotterdam 2018 / @puntWG Amsterdam 2018

picture Gustavo Velho @ V2 Rotterdam

EMOTIONS FROM AN ALGORITHMIC POINT OF VIEW is a collaboration between visual artist Coralie Vogelaar choreographer Marjolein Vogels and actress Marina Miller Dessau.

Together they explored and trained deconstructed facial expressions according to the Facial Action Coding System, developed by prof. Paul Ekman in 1978. This system forms the basis of contemporary emotion recognition software and shows us a computer way of looking at our emotions.

By combining these collaborative performative experiments with algorithmic compositions and image blending as a method, these studies have resulted in – amongst other – two video installations and a live performance exploring the complexities and unknown expressions of the face. Sound design: De Auditieve Dienst, Arnoud Traa

This exhibition is generously supported by the Stimuleringsfonds voor Creative Industrie,
by European Media Artist in Residence Exchange (EMARE) at Werkleitz and the ministry of culture Saxony-Anhalt.

The emotion software is FaceReader, with the help of the Usability Lab, Communication and Multimedia Design, Amsterdam University of Applied Science.

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More works by artist Coralie Vogelaar


Furthermore Marina has been working with and/or for Nora Adwan (since 2009), annette hollywood (2017), Martin Nachbar, Gabi dan Droste (invitation to Tanzkongress 2016), Nathalie Tafelmacher-Magnat, Dagmar Weiß et al.


Between 2013 and 2017 Marina has been working as a script writer/dramatic adviser on the team of Berlin-based documentary producer Nadja Smith. Together with Nadja, in 2016 she was awarded the HBO Europe Development Award for her documentary script „The Earth Masters“.