Body in the City

A series of inquiries between the borders of public and private spaces in relation to the body and its temporalities.
Initiated by Sajan Mani

Misplaced Women? - Workshop by Tanja Ostojic

Misplaced Women?

Performance Art Workshop

'Misplaced Women?' is an international participatory performance Art project in the public space by Tanja Ostojić. Ongoing since 2009, it will be realized in Berlin for the first time. During the 3-day performance workshop, participants are invited to share migration and displacement experiences and enact the "Misplaced Women?" performance. The workshop aims to provide space for discussion of topics like traveling, identity, illegality, homelessness, security, private space/ public space, etc. Within this project we attempt to familiarise, embody and enact some of everyday life activity that signifies a displacement as common to transients, migrants, and refugees. Those performances are continuing themes of migration, (desired) mobility and vulnerability in regards to the mobile and (mostly) female body. Locations for performances suggested include migration specific places: train stations, airports, borders, underground, police stations, parks, prisons, etc.

Contributions will be posted in the form of images, notes, stories or videos to the projects blog:

Call for Participation

Application deadline 20 December 2018

To apply for the workshop please send an email to with the subject 'Misplaced Women?' and write a short motivational and biographical paragraph.

Workshop Hours

Monday, 22 January, 10:00-13:00
Tuesday, 23 January, 10:00-13:00
Wednesday, 24 January 24, 15:00-19:00 (including the public presentation with Q&A and discussion: 17-19h)

Tanja Ostojic

Tanja Ostojić is a reknown Berlin based, Yugoslavian born interdisciplinary performance artist whose artworks engage with feminism and migration politics between others. She includes herself as a character in performances and uses diverse media in her artistic researches, thereby examining social configurations and relations of power. She works predominantly from the migrant woman’s perspective, while political positioning and integration of the recipient define approaches in her work. Since 1994 she presented her work in numerous exhibitions, festivals and venues around the world. She has given talks, lectures, seminars and workshops at academic conferences and at art universities around Europe and in the Americas.