Women's Prison Vechta

Isolated space

AMEOS Klinikum Osnabrück

Landeskrankenhaus Wehnen, Oldenburger Land

Karl-Jaspers-Klinik Wehnen, Bad Zwischenahn

Justizvollzugsanstalt für Frauen, Blockland Bremen

Therapiehilfe Bremen GmbH, Therapiehof Loxstedt-Düring

Therapiehilfe Betreutes Wohnen, Bremen

Therapiezentrum Moorkieker, Elsfleth

Rebecca Mertens wrote her biography by herself during a term of imprisonment. This biography exerted a strong influence on the character and method of compiling a dry, strictly factual biography, which was developed with participants of projects that followed, referred to as the “matrix method”, and on the project’s structure as such.


The images indicate several isolated spaces Rebecca Mertens is residing in since 1997. Rebecca is of an enormous importance for the art research project Outcast Registration: Criminal files, dossiers and reports from memory of countless conversations – live, by telephone, and in letters – between Ulrike Möntmann and Rebecca provide insight into specific information and enable its visualisation (see diagrams and charts).


Project Realization Vechta

August – November 2002

Women’s prison Justizvollzugsanstalt für Frauen Lower Saxony, Vechta, D