Works & Performing


collectively reserached and developed; performance, video production:

coming up May 8th, 2020 | Echelon (AT: Protect Me From What I Want) | Performance Theater | Staatstheater Darmstadt

picture Nils Bröer

Gog Magog 2019 – 2016 TD und andere Theater in D und Schweiz

Staatenlos 2019 / 2017 TD

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:

RESIDENCIES with internil:

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

TEXT ÜBER internil by Jeanne Bindernagel

Presse internil




Ongoing | Research on Haptic Feedback Device for Arts and Performance Context


EMOTIONS FROM AN ALGORITHMIC POINT OF VIEW [Live Performance] is a collaboration between visual artist Coralie Vogelaar choreographer Marjolein Vogels and performer Marina Miller Dessau.

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

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 […] [text from]

Publication Happy (49%) by Coralie Vogelaar, 368 pages with randomized generated facial expressions analyzed by emotion recognition software. Performer Marina Miller Dessau

Video Random String of Emotions by Coralie Vogelaar, performer Marina Miller Dessau

Publication Arts Magazine Metropolis M


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„.