Kick off Krems

The first meeting of the researchers and artists of The Dissident Goddesses’ Network took place in Krems from March 3 to March 5, 2019. In addition to the core team, a number of members of the Scientific Advisory Board were present, who also gave short exciting lectures on their research areas. It was a great…

Hadres Retreat

Hadres Retreat May 16–18, 2019 The first retreat in Hadres, Lower Austria, brought together a smaller project group for a concentrated discussion. Controversially discussed topics were the notion of the goddess as a research perspective and the characterizing approach already in the project title. Against the background of the Gaia debate, which has gained an…

Lecture #1

The Dissident Goddesses’ Lecture #1 Blickle Kino im Belvedere 21, Arsenalstrasse 1, 1030 Vienna Friday, April 12, 2019, 5 pm Moderatior: Ute Burkhardt-Bodenwinkler The Dissident Goddesses’ Lectures explore the subject of the goddess through lectures, performances and experiments by scientists and artists. The lectures are part of The Dissident Goddesses’ Network, a project of the…

The Matrixiale

Starting from the category “the Matrixiale” or “the set of all kinds of mothers”, my research faces the challenge to take a closer look at the phenomenon / signifier goddesses. Under goddesses here the sacred female is understood or a genus determined by the developmental force or creative and creative power, to which the numinous is attributed.

The Goddesses’ Books

The Goddess Books form an important communicative instrument combining the scientific, artistic, and regional dimensions of this project. The small, beautifully designed books support the project in making its results and archeological finds known to a broad public in Lower Austria.

Goddesses in South Asia

The metropolitan hybridization and, presentification of 33 Million gods and goddesses, in South Asia, are stabilized by strict hierarchy—this cathexis by division of labor and status, as it were, are constructed and conciliated in the complex and interpenetrating binary and rivalry of great goddesses and, minor mother deities, while the high pantheon is male focalized.

Interview Series

The interview series, which is part of the project Contemporary Prehistory, is intended to reflect a contemporary view of the lives of women in rural structures as they still largely exist in the Weinviertel.

Prehistory by Feminism

The invention of prehistory is present as a crucial question in contemporary debates and exhibition practices. The Haus der Kulturen Welt in Berlin dedicated a show to A Neolithic Childhood and the Centre Pompidou in Paris displayed the encounter zone between prehistory and art at the beginning of the twentieth century in 2019’s La Préhistoire, un Enigme, asking all the right questions.


This project goes back to the origins of art, of architecture. Fascinating, distant ancestors; the absolute perfection, spatial dimension, everything was already there, they had already achieved and presented everything.

Lecture #2

The Dissident Goddesses’ Lecture #2
MAK Vortragssaal, MAK Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien Samstag, 20. Juli 2019, 19 Uhr, Eintritt frei
Heide Göttner-Abendroth: Matriarchat heute und morgen.