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Misplaced Women? Split Station

In Split, Workshops on August 22, 2021 at 5:24 pm

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Tanja Ostojić’s performance workshop “Misplaced Women?” was held from April 6-8, 2021 in Split, organized by platform Culture Hub Croatia (CHC), as part of the year-round program of the project Voids2021. The following participants, selected on the basis of an open call, attended the workshop: Mia Bradić, Ines Borovac, Katarina Duplančić, Lissette Nicole Josseau and Alejandra Robles Sosa, as well, the workshop leader and the organizers from CHC joined as well. A public presentation showcasing the results of the workshop was held on April 8 in the Amphitheater of the Youth Center (Dom Mladih), with participants sharing reflections after their performances.

Tanja Ostojic: “On Rape Attempts”, performance, Peristil, Split, 2021, Photo: Neli Ruzic

“Misplaced Women?” is an art project by Tanja Ostojić consisting of performances, series of performances, workshops and delegated performances, which has been running since 2009, so we were extremely glad to be part of this distinguished project, especially because we managed to gather participants from different profiles and generations, who told their stories, touched upon numerous topics and opened some important questions with their performances.

“Misplaced Women?” workshop was held as part of the program of the project Voids2021, which, among other things, deals with the issue of space, so our work in the public space was above all a natural development of the program. Although so far within the project we have operated mainly in private spaces, or those on the border of public and private (with occasional “trips” to the completely public – as, for example, during last year’s performance of Mia Kevo’s “Common Sense”), in this year’s edition we chose to enrich activities in the public space. Public space, which by definition suggests something accessible to all, nevertheless includes restrictions (for example, determined by pandemic measures or city regulations), which indicate a certain power over the space of those who set these restrictions. At the same time responding to these constraints and challenging them, performance is in this sense a dialogue with the city, with the meanings of its places and public space that is in itself already strongly performative.

“Misplaced Women?” Workshop by Tanja Ostojic, Split, April 2021, video documentation of the workshop, 9 min

As an organization that has been operating without a physical space for work (hub) since its foundation, we are used to carrying out activities nomadically – in the premises of other organizations, cafes, souvenir shops, restaurants. Going out and acting in a public space in our work is a perfectly logical option. However, public space in a pandemic takes on an additional role or, more specifically, in our example, gains in importance – given the existing epidemiological measures and limited capacity of closed / private spaces, we are forced to use public space in our work if we want to carry out certain activities. We met the first challenge of not having our own space on the first day, when the introductory conversation was held and the participants were introduced, both to each other and to the work methodology. Due to the rain, staying outdoors was difficult, so we spent this introductory day on the stairs of the porch of the Fine Arts Gallery, where we learned more about the project “Misplaced Women?”, about different ways to participate and agreed on guidelines for the work on the following day. Participants were given instructions to think about their performance until the next meeting and to choose the personal items they want to use.

On the second day of the workshop, we met in the temporary office of “Voids” – Diocletiano souvenir shop in Bosanska 4. Some of the participants already had a clear picture of what they wanted to do, while the rest of the details formed in the later stage – even literally – being related to locations, as well as specific elements of individual performances. It was interesting to follow the process of developing the very idea of performance that was then taking place.

One of the main principles of the “Misplaced Women?” Platform, community building and building of the safe space for the realization of performances, was reflected in the fact that workshop participants, leaders, organizers, as well as friends of the organisation and gallery formed a dozen women and girls who moved around the city and supported each other especially in the process of the actual performances, collaborating on a creative and organizational level and participating in the works of other participants when it made sense, as well as giving feedback during discussions after each of the performances. By participating in this project, we have all become part of a large international community and were invited to join future international activities and meetings such as Misplaced Community performance weekends, exhibitions and gatherings.

Misplaced Women? workshop, by Tanja Ostojic, Split, April 2021, photo: Neli Ruzic

Finally, places of particular social and historical significance were selected, each corresponding to a particular performance. First, Peristil – as a place of power, in Tanja Ostojić’s performance “On Attempts at Rape” collaborating with Mia Bradić and Alejandra Robles Sosa, served as a place from which a woman is speaking from a “position of power” literally, while opening the public space to expression of trauma while facing with it within that space. 

A different connotation of the Peristil came from the performance by Ines Borovac – with her back turned to the bell tower of Saint Doimus, which in its masculine form towered over the fragile female body, naked and exposed to the storm and the cold.

Riva as a place of display of our own personality, like a catwalk, a place of validation (of women) was used in performance by Nicole Lissete Josseau, inviting us to symbolically leave everything that belongs to us as a decor and constructs our external identity. An interesting link here can be made with a commercial gallery or fair, but with the catwalk, where, in this case humanoid exhibits are on display, observed and evaluated as objects.

Two places – the bus station and the ferry port, as places of transition, crossing, movement, are symbols of nomadic life. They have become places of expression for those who are forced to travel (Mia Bradić) and those who are looking for ways to stay (Alejandra Robles Sosa).

The only performance moved from the city center, the performance of Katarina Duplančić, held on the plateau in front of the Youth Center (Dom Mladih), dealt with the topic of the precarity of cultural workers and the inability to separate private and professional spheres.

Finally, our performance, “Misplaced Organization?” is an act of struggle for the space of action. It was the only performance within the workshop with the score to perform no. 2: holding inscriptions, while the performances of Nicole, Alejandra and Mia took place according to the score for the performance no. 1: unpacking the personal bag. The scores served as an orientation and a frame, and the final form of the performance could be developed inside or outside of them.

Tourists were mostly those participating as public, which did not surprise us. From our experience, local people are mostly either surprised, or hesitant, or completely ignorant (what usually occurs after the initial surprise). This was particularly evident in Nicole’s performance. Thus, she became just another exhibit, almost instantly the subject of observation with somewhat hesitant interest, but without actually joining the performance act or questioning what exactly it was about. Finding new methods to encourage participation is proving to be necessary; however, we consider these individual contributions a significant step and progress.

A wide range of possibilities of reading and interpretation affects our understanding of public space but also our relationship to it. We must constantly remind ourselves that this can be a space of expression and a space of freedom, but that it remains a space in which power relations are very much visible. Therefore, any displacement from it should be questioned evermore.

In the post-production phase, a video of each performance was created, and every participant prepared a text about their work, the process and motivation. Video performances are posted on Misplaced Women? Vimeo channel, and bilingual texts on “Misplaced Women?” blog.

List of performances realised in the frame of “Misplaced Women?” workshop in Split:

“Misplaced Organization?” action by Culture Hub Croatia, Split, 2021, Photo: Andrea Resner

Interview with Tanja Ostojić, Dario Dunatov for vizukultura.hr 

Open Call text

Written & translated by: Culture Hub Croatia

http://culturehubcroatia.hr/en/

Edited and for the first published by Tanja Ostojic on Misplaced Women? blog, August 2021

Misplaced Women?, stanica Split

Radionica performansa Tanje Ostojić „Misplaced Women?“ održala se od 6. do 8. travnja 2021. godine u Splitu, u organizaciji platforme Culture Hub Croatia (CHC), a u sklopu cjelogodišnjeg programa projekta Praznine2021. Na radionici je sudjelovalo ukupno pet polaznica koje su odabrane na osnovu javnog natječaja koji je prethodno bio objavljen: Mia Bradić, Ines Borovac, Katarina Duplančić, Lissette Nicole Josseau i Alejandra Robles Sosa, a u izvođenju performansa pridružile su im se i voditeljica radionice, kao i organizatorice iz CHC-a. Javna prezentacija na kojoj su predstavljeni rezultati radionice održala se 8. travnja u Amfiteatru Doma mladih, pri čemu su sudionice iznijele refleksije nakon izvedenih performansa.

“Misplaced Women?” je umjetnički projekt Tanje Ostojić koji se sastoji od performansa, serija performansa, radionica i delegiranih performansa, a koji traje od 2009. godine, stoga nam je bilo izuzetno drago da smo postale dio ovog značajnog projekta, a posebice što smo uspjele okupiti sudionice različitih različitih profila i generacija, koje su ispričale svoje priče i svojim performansima dotakle brojne teme i otvorile neka važna pitanja.

Radionica “Misplaced Women?” održana je kao dio programa projekta Praznine2021 koji se, između ostalog, bavi i pitanjem prostora, stoga nam je rad u javnom prostoru bio nadasve prirodan slijed programa. Iako smo do sada u okviru projekta djelovali pretežno u privatnim prostorima, ili onima na granici javnog i privatnog (s povremenim „izletima“ u onaj potpuno javni – kao, primjerice, tijekom prošlogodišnjeg performansa Mie Kevo „Common Sense“), ovogodišnje izdanje Praznina odlučile smo obogatiti aktivnostima u javnom prostoru. Javni prostor, koji po svojoj definiciji sugerira nešto svima dostupno, ipak uključuje ograničenja (primjerice, određena protupandemijskim mjerama ili pak gradskim pravilnicima), a koja ukazuju na određenu moć nad prostorom onih koji postavljaju ta ograničenja. Istodobno odgovarajući na ta ograničenja i izazivajući ih, performans je u ovom smislu dijalog s gradom, sa značenjima njegovih mjesta i javnim prostorom koji je sam po sebi već snažno performativan. 

Kao organizacija koja od svog osnutka djeluje bez fizičkog prostora za rad (hub-a), naviknule smo aktivnosti provoditi nomadski – u prostorima drugih organizacija, kafićima, suvenirnicama, restoranima. Izlazak i djelovanje u javnom prostoru u našem se radu otkriva kao jedna savršeno logična opcija. Ipak, javni prostor u pandemiji poprima dodatnu ulogu ili, konkretno, u našem primjeru, dobiva na važnosti – s obzirom na postojeće epidemiološke mjere i ograničenost kapaciteta zatvorenih/privatnih prostora, primorane smo koristiti javni prostor u svom radu ako želimo provesti određene aktivnosti. S prvim izazovom ne-imanja vlastitog prostora susrele smo se već prvog dana radionice, kada je održan uvodni razgovor i upoznavanje sudionica, kako međusobno, tako i s metodologijom rada. S obzirom na kišu, boravak na otvorenom bio je otežan pa smo ovaj uvodni dan provele na stepenicama trijema Galerije umjetnina, gdje smo saznale više o samom projektu “Misplaced Women?”, o različitim načinima sudjelovanja u istom te dogovorile okvirne smjernice za sutrašnji rad. Sudionice su dobile upute da do sljedećeg susreta razmisle o svom performansu i da odaberu osobne predmete koje žele koristiti u njemu.

Drugog dana radionice susrele smo se u privremenom uredu “Praznina” – suvenirnici Diocletiano u Bosanskoj 4. Neke od sudionica imale su već jasnu sliku o onome što žele izvesti, dok se većina detalja iskristalizirala u hodu – pa i doslovnom – kako onih vezanih za lokacije, tako i specifičnih elemenata pojedinih performansa. Bilo je zanimljivo pratiti proces razvoja same ideje performansa koji se pritom odvijao.

Jedan od glavnih principa rada “Misplaced Women?” platforme, comunity buliding  i building of the safe space for the realizaton of performances, ogledao se u tome da su sudionice radionice, voditeljica, organizatorice, kao i prijateljice udruge i galerije formirale grupu od desetak žena i djevojaka koje su se zajedno kretale gradom i podržavale jedna drugu, posebno u procesu realizacije performansa, surađujući na kreativnom i organizacijskom nivou i participirajući u radovima drugih sudionica kada je to imalo smisla, kao i u davanju povratnog mišljenja u procesu diskusije nakon svakog od realiziranih performansa. Sudjelovanjem u ovom projektu sve smo postale i dijelom velike međunarodne zajednice te smo pozvane da se priključimo budućim međunarodnim aktivnostima i susretima Misplaced Community pefromance weekends, exhibitions and gatherings.

U konačnici, izabrana su mjesta od osobitog društvenog i povijesnog značaja od kojih je svaki odgovarao određenom performansu. Najprije, Peristil – kao mjesto moći, u performansu “O pokušajima silovanja” Tanje Ostojić u kojem su sudjelovale Mia Bradić i Alejandra Robles Sosa, poslužio je kao mjesto s kojeg žena koja progovara s „pozicije moći“ u doslovnom smislu, pritom otvarajući javni prostor za izražavanje traume i suočavanje s njom unutar njega.  

Drugačija konotacija Peristila proizašla je iz performansa Ines Borovac – okrenute leđima zvoniku svetog Duje, koji se u svom maskularnom  obliku nadvio nad krhko žensko tijelo, ogoljeno i izloženo buri i hladnoći.

Rivu kao mjesto izlaganja, poput modne piste, te mjesto vrednovanja (žene) iskoristila je u svom performansu Nicole Lissete Josseau, pozvavši da simbolično ostavimo sve ono što nam pripada kao dekor i konstruira naš vanjski identitet. Zanimljiva je ovdje korelacija i s komercijalnom galerijom ili sajmom, osim one s modnom pistom, gdje se, a u ovom slučaju humanoidni, eksponati izlažu, promatraju i vrednuju na temelju izloženog. 

Dva mjesta – autobusna stanica i trajektna luka, kao mjesta tranzicije, prelaska, kretanja, simboli su nomadskog života. Postala su to mjesta ekspresije onih koji su primorani putovati (Mia Bradić) i onih koji traže načine za ostanak (Alejandra Robles Sosa).

Jedini izmješten iz centra grada, performans Katarine Duplančić, održan na platou ispred Doma mladih, dotaknuo se tema prekarnog rada kulturnih djelatnika/ca i nemogućnosti odvajanja privatnog i profesionalnog.

Konačno, naš performans, “Misplaced Organization?” čin je borbe za prostor djelovanja. Bilo je to jedino poigravanje s partiturom za izvođenje performansa br. 2: držanje natpisa u okviru radionice, dok su se performansi Nicole, Alejandre i Mie odvili prema partituri za izvođenje performansa br. 1: raspakivanje osobne torbe. Partiture su poslužile kao orijentacija i okvir, a konačna forma performansa mogla se razviti unutar ili izvan njih.

Za participaciju od strane javnosti uglavnom su bili zaslužni turisti, što nas nije iznenadilo. Iz našeg iskustva, lokalno stanovništvo je uglavnom ili zatečeno ili oklijeva, ili potpuno (i najčešće, a što se obično događa nakon prvotne zatečenosti) ignorira. To je osobito došlo do izražaja u performansu Nicole. Ona je tako postala samo još jedan eksponat, gotovo instantno predmet promatranja, s ponešto oklijevajućim interesom, ali bez stvarnog pridruživanja izvedbenom činu ili pak propitkivanja o čemu se točno radi. Iznalaženje novih metoda za poticanje participacije pokazuje se kao nužnost; ipak, i najmanji pomaci po tom pitanju u vidu individualnih doprinosa vidimo kao značajan korak.

Širok raspon čitanja i interpretacija utječe na naše razumijevanje javnog prostora, ali i odnosa prema njemu. Moramo se konstantno podsjećati da to može biti prostor izražavanja i prostor slobode, ali da je još uvijek prostor u kojem se odnosi moći itekako manifestiraju. Stoga svako izmještanje iz njega treba zauvijek propitivati.

U fazi postprodukcije uz svaki performans realiziran je i video, a svaka od sudonica reflektirala je u tekstu o radu vlastite procese i motivaciju. Video performansi su objavljeni na “Misplaced Women?” Vimeo kanalu, a dvojezični tekstovi na “Misplaced Women?” blogu.

Performansi realizirani u okviru radionice “Misplaced Women?” u Splitu:

  1. “Misplaced Latina”, Alejandra Robles Sosa
  2. #NismoSamoUkras, Lissette Nicole Josseau
  3. “Routine” Mia Bradić
  4. “Feminizam oprašta”, Ines Borovac
  5. Self-exploitation” Katarina Duplančić
  6. “O pokušajima silovanja”, Tanja Ostojić
  7. “Misplaced Organization?”, Culture Hub Croatia

Intervju s Tanjom Ostojić, Dario Dunatov za vizukultura.hr 

Video-dokumentacija radionice, 9 minuta

Tekst javnog natječaja

Autorice teksta i prevoda: CHC

culturehubcroatia.hr

Katılımcılara Açık Çağrı: Tanja Ostojić’in Mis(s)placed Women? Performans Atölyesi İstanbul’un sokaklarında

In Istanbul, News, Workshops on August 11, 2021 at 7:11 pm

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7-9 Eylül 2021 tarihleri arasında, Tanja Ostojić ile İstanbul’un çeşitli kamusal alanlarında gerçekleşecek 4 günlük performans sanatı atölyesi Mis(s)placed Women?, uluslararası performans sanatı platformu Performistanbul ve Tarabya Kültür Akademisi işbirliğiyle düzenleniyor. Atölye, 25 Eylül Cumartesi günü, Beykoz Kundura Sineması’nda gerçekleşecek halka açık sunum ile sona eriyor. Tarabya Kültür Akademisi’nde konuk edildiği süre kapsamında gerçekleştirdiği atölyede Ostojić, bireylerin yerinden edilme deneyimleri üzerinden Canlı Sanat pratikleri ile metodolojilerini araştırıyor. Başvuru için son tarih 31 Ağustos 2021.

Tanja Ostojić’in 2009 yılından bu yana devam eden  Mis(s)placed Women? sanat projesi,  uluslararası sanatçılarla farklı sosyal çevrelerden gelen kişilerin katkılarını da içeren performanslar, performans serileri,  atölye çalışmaları ve temsili performanslardan oluşuyor.  Bu proje kapsamında, geçici veya uzun süreli göçmenler, savaş ve doğal afet mültecileri ile queerler, evsizler… ve hayatlarını kazanmak için dünyayı dolaşan gezgin sanatçıların da çok iyi bildiği, yerinden edilmeyi konu alan bazı günlük yaşam faaliyetleri somutlaştırılıp hayata geçiriliyor. Bu performanslar, Ostojić’in geçmiş birçok çalışmasında öne çıkan nitelikteki, hareket hâlinde olma ve özellikle de kadın bedeni üzerinden göç temaları ile güç ve kırılganlık ilişkilerini incelemeyi sürdürüyor.

Misplaced Women? performance by Tanja Ostojić on the La Grand Escalier de la Gare du Saint Charles a Marseille, 2013. With the participation of: Jane Kay Park, Emma-Edvige Ungaro, Alix Denambride, Kim Mc Cafferty, Robyn Hambrook, Helen Averley, Patricia Verity and Tanja Ostojić, Préavis de Désordre Urbain, Marseille

Atölye, sürecin tamamına katılmayı kabul eden, tüm yaş, cinsiyet, köken, sosyal çevre gruplarından, deneyim seviyesi gözetmeksizin herkese açıktır.  Göç, performans sanatı, kendini kadın olarak tanımlamanın beraberinde getirdiği koşullar, toplumsal cinsiyet temsilleri ile kamusal alanda sanat konularına ilgi duyanları özellikle davet ediyoruz. Katılımcılar, göç, marjinalleşme, yerinden edilme, maruz kalma ve ayrıcalıklı olma konularındaki deneyimlerini karşılıklı paylaşmaya ve Mis(s)placed Women? performanslarının bazılarını hayata geçirmeye davet ve teşvik ediliyor. Atölye ücretsiz olup, içecek, atıştırmalık ve yemek ikramı ile katılımcıların çalışmalarının profesyonel fotoğraf ve video dokümantasyonu sağlanacak.  Sınırlı sayıda yer olması nedeniyle katılmak isteyenlerden başvuru yapmalarını önemle rica ediyoruz. (Başvuru bilgileri aşağıdadır.) Atölye İngilizce dilinde gerçekleşiyor. Katılımınız için herhangi bir özel gereksiniminiz olması durumunda, motivasyon mektubunuzda konuyu bizimle paylaşmanızı rica ederiz, örneğin işaret dili çevirisi vb. ihtiyaçlar için…

Atölye ve sunum sürecinde Koronavirüsün yayılmasını engellemek adına tüm hijyen önlemleri uygulanacaktır. Katılımcıların tümü kamusal alanlarda performans sergileme imkânına sahip olacak ve atölyenin çıktıları, dokümantasyon görüntülerinin de yer aldığı halka açık bir söyleşi formatında kamuoyuna sunulacak ve Misplaced Women? sanat projesinin proje blogu ile proje arşivine dâhil edilecek.

Program:

Atölye: 7-9 Eylül Salı, Çarşamba ve Perşembe. 11:00-17:00 arası (Molalar dâhil). İlk toplantı ve tanışma Performistanbul’un Galata’daki binasında, geri kalan atölye ve performanslar ise İstanbul’un çeşitli semtlerinde gerçekleşecek. 

25 Eylül Cumartesi günü saat 17:30’da Beykoz Kundura Sinema’sında izleyicilerin de katılabileceği, atölye sunumları hakkında katılımcılarla söyleşi gerçekleştirilecek.

Başvurular için son tarih Salı günü, 31 Ağustos 2021.

Başvuranlara en geç 6 Eylül tarihine kadar bilgi verilecektir.

Atölye ve başvuru hakkında detaylı bilgileri aşağıda bulabilirsiniz:

Sanatçı ve Atölye Yürütücüsü Hakkında:

Tanja Ostojić 1972 yılında Yugoslavya’da dünyaya geldi. Disiplinlerarası çalışan performans sanatçısı. Uluslararası platformda kurumsal cinsiyet eleştirisi alanının öncülerinden olan sanatçı, toplumsal ve siyasal katılım temelli feminist sanat ve kamusal alanda sanat çalışmalarıyla tanınmaktadır. Sanatsal çalışmaları üst düzey teorik referanslar içermekte olup, çok sayıda kitap, dergi ve antolojide incelendi. The Guardian tarafından yakın zamanda Looking for a Husband with EU Passport (2000-05) çalışması ile 21. yüzyılın en iyi 25 sanatçısı arasına seçildi.

Ostojić, Sırbistan’da Belgrad Sanat Üniversitesi’nde Heykel, Fransa’da École Régionale des Beaux-Arts Nantes’ta Serbest Sanat öğrenimi gördü, Universität der Künste Berlin’de disiplinlerarası araştırmalar alanında Albert Einstein araştırma bursu kapsamında çalışmalarını sürdürdü (2012-14). Çeşitli bağışlar ve ödüller aldı; 1994’ten beri performansları ve sanat eserleri dünya çapında birçok önemli sanat mekanına ve festivale ulaştı. Eserleri önemli müze koleksiyonlarının bir parçasıdır, Avrupa ve Amerika çevresindeki akademik konferanslarda ve sanat üniversitelerinde konuşmalar, konferanslar, seminerler ve atölyeler vermiştir.

Tanja Ostojić Haziran ile Eylül 2021 tarihleri arasında Tarabya Kültür Akademisi konuk sanatçısı olarak İstanbul’da bulunuyor.

Atölye Hakkında:

Mis(s)placed Women? projesi, kamusal bir alanda bavul, poşet, el çantası ya da benzeri bir nesnenin içinin açılarak boşaltılmasını içerirken bu nesneler yoluyla geçici ve süreli göçmenlerin, evsizlerin, savaş ve doğal afet mültecilerinin günlük deneyimlerinde yaygın bir tema olan yerinden edilme hâlini temsil ediyor. Atölye, katılımcıları bu konularla ilişki kurdurarak, onları tartışmaya açmaya ve çeşitli kamusal alanlarda müdahalelerde bulunmaya teşvik etmeyi amaçlıyor.

Atölyenin ilk bölümü, bir araya gelme, bilgilendirme ve iletişim kurmayı içeriyor; bu sayede katılımcılar bireysel deneyimleri ile projenin amaçları hakkında birbirleriyle fikir alışverişinde bulunabiliyor.

İkinci bölüm sürecinde katılımcılar, İstanbul’un sokak, park ve istasyonlarında canlı performanslar ile müdahaleler gerçekleştirmeye teşvik edilip destekleniyor. Halka açık olan performanslarla  atölye süreci, profesyonel fotoğraf ve video ekibi tarafından belgelenecek.

Atölyenin dördüncü gününde, Beykoz Kundura’nın Sinema’sında atölye çalışmalarından kesitler izleyicilere sunulacak. Atölyenin tüm katılımcıları sunuma ve sonrasında gerçekleşecek olan söyleşiye etkin olarak katılmaya davetlidir.

Atölyenin dokümantasyonu, notları, yazılı metinleri ile yansımaları Performistanbul tarafından toplandıktan sonra editlenmiş ve çevrilmiş hâliyle Mis(s)placed Women? sitesinde yayınlanacak.  

Nasıl başvurulur:

Atölye, sürecin tamamına katılmayı kabul eden, tüm yaş, cinsiyet, köken sosyal çevre gruplarından, deneyim seviyesi gözetmeksizin herkese açıktır. Katılımınız için özel gereksiniminiz olması durumunda, motivasyon mektubunda konuyu bildirmenizi rica ederiz.

Atölye ücretsiz olup, sınırlı sayıda yer olması nedeniyle ilgilenen kişilerin katılmak için başvuru yapmasını rica ediyoruz. Başvurmak için, başvuru formunu doldurabilir veya kısa motivasyon mektubunuz ile biyografinizi içeren metinleri misplacedwomen@performistanbul.org adresine gönderilebilir. Kişisel bilgilerinizle – eğer varsa – internet sitenizi de paylaştığınız bilgilere ekleyebilirsiniz. 

Atölye Tarihleri:

Atölye: 7-9 Eylül Salı, Çarşamba ve Perşembe. İstanbul’un farklı semtlerinde 11:00-17:00 arası (Molalar dâhil).

Atölye sonuçları ve halka açık sunum: 25 Eylül Cumartesi, 17:30

Başvurular için son tarih Salı günü 31 Ağustos 2021.

Başvuranlara en geç 6 Eylül tarihine kadar bilgi verilecektir.

İlave linkler:

Misplaced Women? project

Misplaced Women? Video Channel 

Tanja Ostojić, books

Performistanbul

Tarabya Cultural Academy/ Kulturakademie Tarabya/ Tarabya Kültür Akademisi 

Tüm sorularınız için lütfen iletişime geçiniz:misplacedwomen@performistanbul.org

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Open Call: Mis(s)placed Women? Ein Performance-Workshop im öffentlichen Raum Istanbuls von Tanja Ostojić

Open Call für die Teilnahme am 4-tägigen Performance-Kunst-Workshop Mis(s)placed Women? mit Tanja Ostojić, der vom 7. bis 9. September 2021 an verschiedenen öffentlichen Orten in Istanbul stattfinden wird. Der Workshop wird organisiert von der internationalen Performance-Kunst-Plattform Performistanbul in Zusammenarbeit mit der Kulturakademie Tarabya, gefolgt von einer öffentlichen Präsentation der Ergebnisse im Beykoz Kundura Cinema am Samstag, den 25. September. Der Workshop findet während Ostojićs Aufenthalt an der Kulturakademie Tarabya statt und erforscht Praktiken und Vorgehensweisen der Live Art in Zusammenhang mit individuellen Erfahrungen der Vertreibung im weitesten Sinne. Bewerbungsschluss ist Dienstag, der 31. August 2021.

Score #2: Holding the Misplaced Women? Sign: Taxi driver holding the Misplaced Women? sign on the Istanbul International Airport.
June 1, 2021. Photo: Tanja Ostojić 

Mis(s)placed Women?  ist ein von Tanja Ostojić 2009 begonnenes Kunstprojekt, das aus Performances, Performance-Serien, Workshops und Performances von Künstler:innen aus aller Welt mit Menschen unterschiedlichster Herkunft verwirklicht wird. Im Rahmen dieses Projekts werden alltägliche Aktivitäten von Menschen die Vertreibung erlebt haben verkörpert und gezeigt  VonMigrant:innen, Kriegs- und Katastrophenflüchtlinge, ebenso wie genderqueeren Menschen, Obdachlosen, Menschen auf der Durchreise… und die durch die Welt reisenden Künstler:innen, die so ihren Lebensunterhalt bestreitenDiePerformances setzen sich mit Themen der Migration und der Beziehungen von Macht und Verletzlichkeit hinsichtlich des bewegten und insbesondere des weiblichen Körpers auseinander, ein Aspekt, der bereits in zahlreichen früheren Arbeiten von Ostojić eine tragende Rolle spielte.

Teilnehmende jeder Herkunft, aller Altersgruppen, Genders und Erfahrungsgrade sind herzlich eingeladen sich zu bewerben. Wir möchten insbesondere diejenigen ermutigen teilzunehmen, die sich für Fragen der Migration, Performance-Kunst, Bedingungen für diejenigen, die sich als Frauen identifizieren, Darstellungen von Geschlecht und Kunst im öffentlichen Raum interessieren. Die Teilnehmenden sind eingeladen und dazu angehalten, Erfahrungen und Themen wie Migration, Marginalisierung, Vertreibung, Ausgesetztheit und Privilegien zu erörtern und auszutauschen sowie einige der Misplaced Women? Performances zu erarbeiten. Der Workshop ist kostenlos, für Erfrischungen und eine leichte Mahlzeit ist gesorgt, eine professionelle Foto- und Videodokumentation der Arbeiten der Teilnehmenden wird ebenfalls zur Verfügung gestellt. Da die Anzahl der Plätze begrenzt ist, bitten wir Sie, sich anzumelden. Der Workshop wird in englischer Sprache abgehalten; teilen Sie uns in Ihrem Motivationsschreiben bitte etwaige besondere Bedürfnisse mit, damit wir versuchen können, Übersetzungen für z. B. sehbehinderte Personen und Gebärdensprache für hörgeschädigte Teilnehmende etc. anzubieten.

Während des Workshops und der Präsentation werden alle erforderlichen Hygienemaßnahmen zum Schutz vor der Verbreitung des Coronavirus befolgt. Alle Teilnehmenden werden die Möglichkeit haben, im öffentlichen Raum zu performen, und die Ergebnisse werden der Öffentlichkeit in Form eines Publikumsgesprächs in Verbindung mit Bildmaterial präsentiert und in den Blog des Projekts Misplaced Women? sowie in das Projektarchiv aufgenommen.

Zeitplan:

Workshop: Dienstag, Mittwoch und Donnerstag, 7. bis 9. September. Von 11:00 bis 17:00 Uhr (einschließlich Pausen). Das erste Treffen und die Einführungssession finden im Gebäude von Performistanbul in Galata statt, der Rest des Workshops und die Performances werden in verschiedenen Vierteln Istanbuls durchgeführt.

Ein Gespräch über die Ergebnisse des Workshops mit den Teilnehmenden und der Öffentlichkeit findet am Samstag, den 25. September um 17:30 Uhr im Beykoz Kundura Cinema statt.

Die Bewerbungsfrist endet am Dienstag, den 31. August 2021.

Alle Bewerber:innen werden bis spätestens 6. September benachrichtigt.

Nachstehend finden Sie weitere Informationen über den Workshop und die Bewerbungsmodalitäten:

Über die Künstlerin und Workshopleiterin:

Tanja Ostojić (*1972) ist eine renommierte, in Berlin lebende, in Jugoslawien geborene Performance- und interdisziplinäre Künstlerin, die auch in den Bereichen Forschung und Bildung tätig ist. Sie ist international bekannt als Pionierin der institutionellen Geschlechterkritik und der sozial und politisch engagierten feministischen Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, insbesondere im Kontext von Migrations- und Genderfragen. Ihre Kunstwerke haben einen hohen theoretischen Referenzgrad und wurden in zahlreichen Büchern, Zeitschriften und Anthologien besprochen und veröffentlicht. Der British Guardian bezeichnete Ostojić kürzlich als eine der 25 besten Künstler des 21. Jahrhunderts und würdigte damit ihr Projekt “Looking for a Husband with EU Passport” (2000-05).

Ostojić studierte an der Universität der Künste Belgrad und der École Régionale des Beaux-Arts Nantes, während sie 2012-14 Stipendiatin an der Graduiertenschule für die Künste und Wissenschaften an der Universität der Künste Berlin war. Sie hat etliche Stipendien und Preise erhalten; ihre Performances und Ausstellungskunstwerke haben sie seit 1994 zu zahlreichen wichtigen Kunststätten und Festivals weltweit geführt. Ihre Werke sind Teil bedeutender Museumssammlungen, sie hat Vorträge, Vorlesungen, Seminare und Workshops auf wissenschaftlichen Konferenzen und an Kunsthochschulen in Europa sowie in Nord- und Südamerika gehalten. 

Ostojić ist derzeit Stipendiatin der Kulturakademie Tarabya in Istanbul (Juni-September 2021).

Über den Workshop:

Das Projekt Mis(s)placed Women?  beinhaltet das Auspacken eines Koffers, einer Plastiktüte, einer Handtasche oder eines ähnlichen Objekts im öffentlichen Raum, wobei diese Objekte für das Thema Vertreibung stehen, das in den alltäglichen Erfahrungen von Transitreisenden, Migrant:innen, Obdachlosen, Kriegs- und Katastrophenflüchtigen vorkommt. Der Workshop zielt darauf ab, die Teilnehmenden mit den Themen vertraut zu machen und Diskussionen und Interventionen in der Vielfalt des öffentlichen Raums anzuregen.

Der erste Teil des Workshops umfasst ein Kennenlernen, Informieren und Kommunizieren, wobei sich die Teilnehmenden über individuelle Erfahrungen und die Ziele des Projekts austauschen sollen.

Während des zweiten Teils werden die Teilnehmenden ermutigt und dabei unterstützt, Live-Performances und Interventionen in den Straßen, Parks und Bahnhöfen Istanbuls zu verwirklichen. Die öffentlichen Performances und der Workshopverlauf werden von einem professionellen Foto- und Videoteam dokumentiert.

Die Ergebnisse des Workshops werden zwei wochen später im Beykoz-Kundura Cinema der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt. Alle Teilnehmenden des Workshops sind herzlich eingeladen, sich aktiv an dieser Präsentation und der anschließenden Diskussion zu beteiligen.

Die Dokumentation, die Aufzeichnungen, die gesammelten Texte und die Reflexionen des Workshops werden von Performistanbul zusammengetragen und später bearbeitet, übersetzt und auf der Webseite des Projekts Mis(s)placed Women? veröffentlicht und werden Teil des Projektarchivs, das dem Publikum über Ausstellungen zugänglich gemacht wird. 

Wie Sie sich bewerben können:

Wir bitten Teilnehmende zu gewährleisten, dass sie an allen Terminen des Workshops und der Dokumentation anwesend sein können. Wir freuen uns auch über Interessent:innen mit jeglicher Art von Beeinträchtigung. Bitte geben Sie in Ihrer Bewerbung etwaige besondere Anforderungen an.

Die Veranstaltung ist kostenlos, jedoch bitten wir interessierte Personen, sich zu bewerben, da die Anzahl der Plätze begrenzt ist. Bewerber:innen werden gebeten, das Bewerbungsformular auszufüllen oder eine E-Mail mit einem kurzen Abschnitt über ihre Motivation und ihren Lebenslauf an misplacedwomen@performistanbul.org zu senden. Gerne können Sie einen Link zu Ihrer persönlichen Homepage hinzufügen, falls vorhanden, sowie Angaben zu Ihren Kontaktdaten.

Termine des Workshops im Überblick: 

Workshop: Dienstag bis Donnerstag, 7. bis 9. September. Von 11:00 bis 17:00 Uhr (inklusive Pausen) in verschiedenen Vierteln Istanbuls.

Besprechung der Ergebnisse des Workshops und öffentliche Präsentation: Samstag, 25. September, 17:30 Uhr

Die Bewerbungsfrist endet am Dienstag, den 31. August 2021.

Die Bewerber:innen werden bis spätestens 6. September benachrichtigt.

Weiterführende Links:

Misplaced Women? Project

Misplaced Women? Video Channel

Tanja Ostojić, Bücher

Performistanbul

Tarabya Cultural Academy/ Kulturakademie Tarabya/ Tarabya Kültür Akademisi 

Für jegliche Anfragen wenden Sie sich bitte an: misplacedwomen@performistanbul.org

Open Call for Participants: Tanja Ostojić’s Mis(s)placed Women? Performance Workshop in the Public Spaces of Istanbul

In Istanbul, News, Workshops on August 10, 2021 at 12:59 pm

(Click and follow the link for Türk/ Turkish / German /Deutsch )

This is the Open Call for the participants in the Mis(s)placed Women? 4-days-long, free of charge, performance art workshop in the variety of public spaces in Istanbul, with Tanja Ostojić, September 7–9, 2021, organised by international performance art platform Performistanbul in collaboration with Tarabya Cultural Academy, followed by a public presentation in the Beykoz Kundura Cinema on Saturday, September 25. The workshop is taking place during Ostojić’s residency in Tarabya and is exploring Live Art practices and methodologies in relation to the individual experiences of displacement in the the broader sense. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

Mis(s)placed Women? is an art project by Tanja Ostojić that consists of performances, performance series, workshops and delegated performances, ongoing since 2009, including contributions by international artists and people from diverse backgrounds. Within this project we embody and enact some of everyday life’s activities that thematize displacement, as it is known to transients, migrants, war and disaster refugees, as well as gender queer, homeless, victims of family violence… and to the itinerant artists travelling the world to earn their living. Those performances continue themes of migration, and relations of power and vulnerability with regard to the mobile and in particular the female body, an aspect that figured prominently in numerous previous works of Ostojić.

Participants of all backgrounds, ages, genders and levels of experience that can commit to participate for the entire duration of the workshop are welcome. We particularly encourage those who are interested in issues of migration, performance art, conditions related to the ones identifying as women, representations of gender and art in the public realm. Participants are invited and encouraged to share and exchange experiences and issues of migration, marginalisation, displacement, exposure and privilege and to enact some of the Misplaced Women? Performance Scores… The workshop is free of charge, refreshments and a light meal will be provided, professional photo and video documentation of participants’ work will be provided as well, and due to limited numbers of places we ask you kindly to apply. Workshop will be held in English language; let us know in case you need translation or have any special needs so that we try to provide translation, for example, for visually impaired persons, or sign language for hearing impaired participants, etc…

During the workshop and the presentation all hygienic measures against the spread of  Coronavirus will be respected. All participants will have an opportunity to perform in the public spaces, to write and exchange about it, and outcomes will be presented to the public in the form of a public talk along with visuals, and included on the Misplaced Women? project blog and the project’s archive.

Misplaced Women? performance by Tanja Ostojić on the La Grand Escalier de la Gare du Saint Charles a Marseille, 2013. With the participation of: Jane Kay Park, Emma-Edvige Ungaro, Alix Denambride, Kim Mc Cafferty, Robyn Hambrook, Helen Averley, Patricia Verity and Tanja Ostojić, Préavis de Désordre Urbain, Marseille

Timetable:

Workshop: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, September 7-9. From 11:00 am—5:00 pm (including breaks ) The first meeting and introduction session will take place in Performistanbul’s building situated in Galata, the rest of the workshop and performances will take place in different neighbourhoods of Istanbul.

Talk about the workshop results with the participants & the public will take place on Saturday, September 25, 5:30 pm in Beykoz Kundura Cinema.

The deadline for application is Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

Applicants will be notified by September 6 at the latest.

About the artist and workshop  leader:

Please find out more about the workshop and the application relevant details below:

Tanja Ostojić (*1972) is a renowned Berlin based, Yugoslavian born performance and interdisciplinary artist who also works in the fields of research and education. She is internationally known as a pioneer of institutional gender critique and socially and politically engaged feminist art in the public space, especially related to migration and gender issues. Her artworks have a high level of theoretical reference and have been analysed and included in numerous books, journals and anthologies. The British Guardian recently named Ostojić one of the 25 best artists of the 21st century for her project “Looking for a Husband with EU Passport” (2000-05).

Ostojić studied at the University of Arts Belgrade and the École Regionale des Beaux-Arts Nantes, while in 2012-14 she was a fellow at the Graduate School for the Arts and Sciences at the Berlin University of the Arts. She has received various grants and awards; her performances and exhibition art works have taken her since 1994 to numerous important art venues and festivals worldwide. Her works are part of important Museum collections, she has given talks, lectures, seminars and workshops at academic conferences and at art universities around Europe and in the Americas. 

Ostojić is currently a fellow of the Tarabya Cultural Academy in Istanbul (June-September 2021).

Score #2: Holding the Misplaced Women? Sign: Taxi driver holding the Misplaced Women? sign on the Istanbul International Airport.
June 1, 2021. Photo: Tanja Ostojić 

About the workshop:

The Mis(s)placed Women? project involves, for example, the unpacking of a suitcase, a plastic bag, a handbag or a similar object in a public sphere, whereby these objects come to stand for a displacement, as a theme that is common in everyday experiences of transients, migrants, homeless, war and disaster refugees and persons escaping home because of domestic violence. The workshop aims to familiarise the participants with the topics and to stimulate discussion and interventions in the variety of public spaces.

The first part of the workshop includes getting together, informing and communicating, whereby the participants shall exchange with each other about individual experiences and the aims of the project.

During the second part, the participants are encouraged and supported to enact live performances and interventions in the streets, parks and stations of Istanbul. Public performances and the workshop process will be documented by a professional photograph and video team.

The outcomes of the workshop will be presented to the public, two weeks later in the Beykoz Kundura Cinema. All participants of the workshop are invited to take active part in this presentation and the following discussion.

The documentation, notes, written texts and reflections from the workshop will be gathered by Performistanbul, and later edited, translated and published on the Mis(s)placed Women? project website, Misplaced Women? Video Channel and will be included in the Misplaced Women? Project Archive that is regularly exhibited and in such way accessible to the public.

How to apply: 

Participants of all backgrounds and genders that can commit to participate for the entire duration of the workshop are welcome. We welcome people with any kind of special needs. Please specify any special requirements in your application. The event is free of charge, but due to limited numbers we ask interested people to apply before the end of August. Applicants are kindly asked to complete the application form or to send an email to misplacedwomen@performistanbul.org  with one short motivational and biographical paragraph. You are welcome to add a link to your personal home page if you have one and your contact information.

For all inquiries, please contact: misplacedwomen@performistanbul.org

Overview of the dates: 

Workshop: Tuesday-Thursday, September 7-9,2021, 11:00 am—5:00 pm, in different neighbourhoods in Istanbul.

Talk about the workshop process & the public presentation: Saturday, September 25, 5:30 pm

The deadline for applications: Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

All applicants will be notified by September 6 at the latest.


Additional links:

Misplaced Women? project

Misplaced Women? Video Channel

Tanja Ostojić, books

Performistanbul

Tarabya Cultural Academy/ Kulturakademie Tarabya/ Tarabya Kültür Akademisi 

For all inquiries, please contact: misplacedwomen@performistanbul.org

Routine by Mia Bradić

In Bus-stations, Performances, Split, Workshops on May 16, 2021 at 9:05 pm

Mia Bradić performed a very playful improvisation entitled: Routine, starting from the Score #1: Unpacking a Bag of Your Own on the bus stop next to Saint Francis Church in Split, on April 7, 2021, in the frame of Misplaced Women? Workshop led by Tanja Ostojić.

[Translation to Croatian is below]

Routine

Contribution by Mia Bradić

Routine by Mia Bradić, Misplaced Women? Workshop Split, 2021. Photo: Tanja Ostojić

When I was preparing for the second day of the workshop, I packed with the intention of collecting things that I interacted with in the past few days. The idea for the performance to occur on the bus stop came naturally to me, because I spend a lot of my daily time waiting for, inside, or chasing buses due to the circular migration. 

The performance itself was over 15 minutes long improvisation. I was only certain of the objects packed in my backpack and that I wanted to use the circus discipline of contortion as a guide for my movement. As a young circus artist, I cannot get professional circus education in Croatia and will have to leave my country (but also friends and family, culture, language…) to pursue my dreams. However, I am already living through this kind of scenario on a micro level. The town of some 25 000 citizens where I live, Solin, prides itself of being the town with the most children per capita in Croatia, but at the same time, it has no content for young people, including the non-existence of a high school. That’s why I have to travel every day, spending hours in traffic, because my education, training and pretty much all activities are happening in Split. 

Routine by Mia Bradić, Misplaced Women? Workshop Split, 2021. Photo: Tanja Ostojić

In fact, my everyday backpack looks similar to the one I used in the performance, overflowing with stuff. It was a nice experience to connect my daily routine to a bigger picture of packing and leaving my current life behind, which I will be experiencing in just a few months, and it felt healing to use this performance to express my disappointment with the lack of resources for young people in Croatia and the general under-appreciation of (circus) artists in our society, which both affect my reality and, among other things, my decision to leave. 

I was not surprised by the lack of interest from the people passing next to the bus stop, mostly because performances in public spaces are very rare in Split, and people are not used to this format and the role they could potentially play in it. I think for the participants and organisers of the workshop who were also the biggest audience for my performance, the most interesting interaction was the one of a probably homeless man stopping for a moment, almost as if I’m in his spot or as if he is trying to see if he knows me. At the end of the performance, the lady who got out of the bus on this stop advised me to get my picnic blanket of the floor, so it doesn’t get dirty, but she said it in a very caring way, which made me happy. 

Routine by Mia Bradić, Misplaced Women? Workshop Split, 2021. Photo: Tanja Ostojić

I have also just now, three weeks later, while watching the video of my performance, noticed a really interesting link between advertisements placed in the bus stop, which are focused on commercially exploiting women’s desire to look good (often only in the ways that are considered socially acceptable), and me putting clothes on myself in unanticipated ways, as well as putting on mascara in those clothes.

I’ve previously participated in workshops that required the participants to perform in the public space, but this one felt different because of the focus being put on the misplacement of women, and the fact that I was performing in what is practically my hometown — in a space that is an important part of my everyday life. I was also very much inspired by all the performances from other participants and the dialogue we had about the position of women in our society and the role of misplacement has in shaping our identities. 

I was honoured to perform earlier that day alongside Alejandra while Tanja was talking about her own experiences in which she managed to escape rape and sexual assault. As a feminist and an ambassador of an organisation which focuses on eradicating violence against women and girls, I regularly hear stories like hers, often ending even worse for the survivor. Yet, before this performance, I haven’t explored it artistically. While performing, I was carefully listening to Tanja’s words, I tried to imagine myself in her place and I let the emotions caused by this lead my movement. The space where we performed was also very symbolic, because these kind of stories are, in most cases, distorted in the media and the survivor, if she chooses to step forward, often doesn’t have any control of the narrative. In this piece, I felt Tanja was having full control over her story and in that sense, it felt like the story wasn’t just hers, but of all women who experienced rape and sexual assault, and who could, through Tanja, claim their power back.

About the contributor:

My name is Mia Bradić and I’m an 18-year-old circus artist from Croatia. For the past 11 years, I have been learning aerial skills (hoop, silks and trapeze) in Cirkus Kolektiv (Split), where I now teach aerial silks to children and adults. Contortion is also a circus skill I have been practicing for the past three years in Room100 (Split). I’m very passionate about creating positive change in the world, even if it’s small-scale. That’s why I became a Fridays for Future member working on climate justice, WAVE (Women Against Violence Europe) Youth Ambassador, and I have created a project “Leave a mark”, which connects the topics of gender equality and art through workshops for young teenage girls. 

Text written in English and translated to Croatian by Mia Bradić

Edited and First Published by Tanja Ostojić on the Misplaced Women? Project Blog, May 2021.

Photos: Tanja Ostojić 

Video recording & editing: Andrea Resner

This performance has been developed and realised in the frame of Misplaced Women? Workshop led by Tanja Ostojić, in Split, April 6-8, 2021. 

Organised by Culture Hub Croatia in the frame of Voids2021 

Production: Misplaced Women? Project, ongoing since 2009

Routine by Mia Bradić, Misplaced Women? Workshop Split, 2021. Photo: Tanja Ostojić

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Please see other posts from Split and this workshop:

Misplaced Latina? by Alejandra Robles Sosa

Feminism Forgives by Ines Borovac 

Misplaced Women? Misplaced Organization? by Culture Hub Croatia

#NismoSamoUkras by Lissette Nicole Josseau

Routine by Mia Bradić, Misplaced Women? Workshop Split, 2021. Photo: Tanja Ostojić

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Mia Bradić (miacircus)

7. 4. 2021., Split, autobusna stanica pokraj Crkve svetog Frane; trajanje: 15 minuta

Kad sam se pripremala za dan pred sobom, spakirala sam se s namjerom da skupljam stvari s kojima sam bila u doticaju proteklih dana. Ideja da se performans odvije na autobusnoj stanici došla mi je prirodno, jer mnogo svog svakodnevnog vremena provodim u čekanju, unutar ili u potjeri za autobusima. Sama izvedba bila je gotovo u potpunosti improvizirana, bila sam samo sigurna za predmete spakirane u ruksak i da želim koristiti cirkusku disciplinu kontorcionizma kao vodič u kretanju. Kao mlada cirkuska umjetnica, u Hrvatskoj ne mogu steći profesionalno cirkusko obrazovanje i morat ću napustiti svoju zemlju (ali i prijatelje i obitelj, kulturu, jezik…) kako bih ostvarila svoje snove. Međutim, već proživljavam sličan scenarij na mikro razini. Grad s oko 25 000 građana u kojem živim, Solin, ponosi se time što je grad s najviše djece po glavi stanovnika u Hrvatskoj, ali u isto vrijeme nema sadržaja za mlade, uključujući nepostojanje srednjih škola. Zbog toga moram putovati svaki dan, provodeći sate u prometu, jer se moje obrazovanje, osposobljavanje i gotovo sve aktivnosti događaju u Splitu. Zapravo, moj svakodnevni ruksak izgleda slično onom koji sam koristila u izvedbi, natrpan stvarima. Bilo je lijepo iskustvo povezati svoju svakodnevicu s većom slikom pakiranja i ostavljanja trenutnog života iza sebe, koji ću proživjeti za samo nekoliko mjeseci, i bilo mi je ljekovito koristiti ovu izvedbu kako bih izrazila svoje razočaranje nedostatkom resursa za mlade u Hrvatskoj i općenito podcijenjenost (cirkuskih) umjetnika u našem društvu, što utječe na moju stvarnost i, između ostalog, na moju odluku da odem.

Prije sam sudjelovala u radionicama koje su zahtijevale da sudionici nastupaju u javnom prostoru, ali tijekom ove sam se osjećala drugačije zbog fokusa koji je stavljen na Misplaced – zagubljene žene i činjenice da sam praktički nastupala u svom rodnom gradu – u prostoru koji je važan dio moje svakodnevice. Također, nadahnule su me  performansi drugih sudionica, kao i dijalog koji smo vodile, o položaju žena u našem društvu i ulozi te “misplaced” pozicije u oblikovanju našeg identiteta.

Routine by Mia Bradić, Misplaced Women? Workshop Split, 2021. Photo: Tanja Ostojić

Bila mi je čast zajedno s Tanjom i Alejandrom biti dio performansa u kojem Tanja govori o svojim iskustvima u kojima je uspjela izbjeći silovanja i seksualno nasilje. Kao feministkinja i ambasadorica organizacije s ciljem zaustavljanja nasilja nad ženama i djevojčicama, redovno čujem priče kao što je njena, a mnoge od njih često završe još gore za žrtvu. Usprkos tome, do sada ovu temu nisam intenzivnije umjetnički istraživala. Tijekom izvedbe pozorno sam slušala Tanjine riječi, pokušala sam zamisliti sebe na njenom mjestu i voditi se pokretom emocija koje su se budile u meni. Mjesto performansa je također bilo vrlo simbolično jer ovakve priče, u većini slučajeva, budu iskrivljene u medijima i žrtva koja odluči istupiti često nema kontrolu nad svojom pričom. Osjećala sam da Tanja u ovoj izvedbi ima potpunu kontrolu nad svojom pričom I, na taj način, priča nije samo njena, već je priča svih žena koje su preživjele silovanje i seksualno nasilje i koje su kroz Tanju mogle preuzeti svoju moć natrag.

Routine by Mia Bradić, Misplaced Women? Workshop Split, 2021. Photo: Tanja Ostojić

Zovem se Mia Bradić i 18godišnja sam cirkuska umjetnica iz Hrvatske. Posljednjih 11 godina učim zračne vještine (obruč, svila i trapez) u Cirkusu Kolektivu (Split), gdje sada podučavam ples na svili djeci i odraslima. Kontorcionizam je također cirkuska vještina kojom se bavim posljednje tri godine u Room100 (Split). Jako sam strastvena u stvaranju pozitivnih promjena u svijetu, čak i ako su male. Zbog toga sam postala članicom Fridays for Future-a koji radi na klimatskoj pravdi, ambasadorica sam mladih mreže WAVE (Women Against Violence Europe) i osmislila sam projekt „oSTAVi trag“ koji povezuje teme rodne ravnopravnosti i umjetnosti kroz radionice za mlade djevojke.

Misplaced Women? Misplaced Organization?

In Signs, Split, Workshops on May 3, 2021 at 5:08 pm

On April 7, 2021, Culture Hub Croatia realised two actions following the Score #2: Holding the Misplaced Women? Sign, in the frame of Misplaced Women? workshop led by Tanja Ostojić in Split. The actions took place in front of two spaces that have been empty for years and that would be a great working space for this homeless cultural organisation

Culture Hub Croatia: Misplaced Women? Misplaced Organisation?, Split, Voids2021, Photo: Andrea Resner

Misplaced Women? Misplaced Organization?

Contribution by Culture Hub Croatia

As an organisation working without the physical space since its establishment, four years ago, we have managed to use this situation to our advantage, focusing on the importance of community building and partnerships. Nevertheless, since we are actively searching for the space in the last year and we’ve become even more aware of the spaces in the city of Split that have been abandoned for years. Still, those spaces are not available for the creative sector, individuals, collectives or organisations working in the fields of art and culture, since they are rather expensive or it’s impossible to find more information about the owners and the legal situation behind.

Culture Hub Croatia: Misplaced Women? Misplaced Organisation?, Split, Voids2021, Photo: Andrea Resner

For our performative actions during the “Misplaced Women?” workshop, we’ve decided to tackle our situation, to visit two of those spaces: one at the crossing of Natka Nodila & Kralja Tomislava streets, and the other in Kneza Višeslava street, and to mark them in a way, positioning our bodies in front of them, holding the signs: “MisplacedWomen?” and “Misplaced Organisation?”.

The City of Split has announced an open call for anonymous bids for the lease of business premises owned by the city, with a deadline on April 7. Symbolically, on that day, as an all-women organisation, without permanent working space; and cultural workers in precarious situation, we decided to intervene using performance score #2: holding the extended form of “Misplaced Women?” Sign. Including all the participants of the workshop, we positioned ourselves with signs Misplaced Women, Misplaced Organisation?, and by exchanging them and moving our bodies, questioned our position, our role as women and our structure. What is a hub without a hub?

Culture Hub Croatia: Misplaced Women? Misplaced Organisation?, Split, Voids2021, Photo: Andrea Resner

This performative act is static, reluctant to the movement, has had enough of nomadism.

One of the spaces that we’ve marked in our performance (the crossing of Natka Nodila and Kralja Tomislava streets) is in a very frequent location with lots of people passing by daily. It has been abandoned for years, and it is rather hard to find any information about it. Its physical visibility is in complete contrast with the invisibility of the processes behind it. The other space is an abandoned dry cleaning facility, and it is also located near the old city center, but far less visible to the public. This space, in Kneza Višeslava street, was one of those listed in the public call, and we’ve decided to bid on it.

Culture Hub Croatia: Misplaced Women? Misplaced Organisation?, Split, Voids2021, Photo: Andrea Resner

Culture Hub Croatia (CHC) is using education, culture and creativity for development of local communities through transmission of knowledge and European expertise and through promotion of art practices, cultural heritage and informal education. Our long-term mission is to create a physical space for common dialogue and exchange of ideas among motivated, creative individuals who want to make a difference by implementing interdisciplinary projects for the benefit of a community as a whole. CHC was established in 2017 by Marina Batinić, Jasmina Šarić and Kristina Tešija and our work, since the very beginning, is based on collaborations, experimentations and explorations of innovative approaches.

Text written by: CHC

Edited by: Tanja Ostojić

First Published by: Tanja Ostojić on the Misplaced Women? Project Blog, April 2021.
Copy editing and translation: CHC

These actions have been developed and performed for the first time in the frame of Misplaced Women? workshop led by Tanja Ostojić, in Split, April 6-8, 2021. 

Performed by: Kristina Tešija, Jasmina Šarić, Ines Borovac, Hana Kohout, Mia Bradić Alejandra Robles Sosa, Lissette Nicole Josseau and Tanja Ostojić 

Photos: Andrea Resner

Hosted and organised by CHC in the frame of Voids2021 

Production: Misplaced Women? Project, ongoing since 2009

@culturehubcroatia

HR PRIJEVOD 

Platforma “Culture Hub Croatia” je 7. travnja 2021. godine u Splitu realizirala dvije akcije držeći znak “Misplaced Women?”, u okviru radionice “Misplaced Women?” pod vodstvom Tanje Ostojić. Akcije su se odvile na križanju Ulice Natka Nodila i Ulice kralja Tomislava te u Ulici kneza Višeslava

Kao organizacija koja u posljednje četiri godine (od samog početka) radi bez fizičkog prostora, uspjeli smo iskoristiti ovu situaciju u svoju korist, usredotočujući se na važnost izgradnje zajednice i partnerstva. Ipak, aktivno tragamo za prostorom u posljednjih godinu dana i postali smo dodatno svjesni prostora u gradu Splitu koji su godinama napušteni. Ipak, ti ​​prostori nisu dostupni kreativnom sektoru, pojedincima, kolektivima ili organizacijama koje rade na polju umjetnosti i kulture, jer su prilično skupi ili je nemoguće pronaći više informacija o vlasnicima i pravnoj situaciji koja stoji iza prostora.

Za naš nastup tijekom radionice “Misplaced Women?”, odlučili smo prodrijeti u ovu našu problematiku, posjetiti dva od tih prostora i obilježiti ih na neki način, postavljajući svoja tijela ispred prostora, držeći znak „Misplaced Organisation?“.

Grad Split objavio je javni poziv za anonimne ponude za zakup poslovnih prostora u vlasništvu grada, s rokom do 7. travnja. Simbolično, toga dana, kao ženska organizacija, bez stalnog radnog prostora; i kao kulturne djelatnice u neizvjesnoj situaciji, odlučile smo tiho izraziti svoj glas igrajući se i intervenirajući u „Misplaced Women?” znak. Uključujući sve sudionike radionice, pozicionirali smo se s natpisima “Misplaced Women?” i “MisplacedOrganisation? te smo, razmjenjujući ih i premještajući svoja tijela, propitivale naš položaj, našu ulogu žena i našu strukturu.

Što je hub bez hub-a?

Ovaj performativni čin je statičan, nevoljan kretnje, dosta mu je nomadstva.

Jedan od prostora koji smo obilježili u izvedbi (onaj na križanju Ulice Natka Nodila i Ulice kralja Tomislava) nalazi se na vrlo prometnoj lokaciji, kojom svakodnevno prolazi mnogo ljudi. Godinama je napušten i prilično je teško bilo pronaći bilo kakve podatke o njemu. Njegova fizička vidljivost u potpunoj je suprotnosti s nevidljivošću procesa koji stoje iza njega. Drugi prostor je napušteni objekt za kemijsko čišćenje, a također se nalazi u blizini stare gradske jezgre, ali daleko manje vidljiv za javnost. Ovaj je prostor bio jedan od onih navedenih u javnom pozivu i odlučili smo se nadmetati za njega.

#NismoSamoUkras by Lissette Nicole Josseau, Riva, Split

In Split, Workshops on April 30, 2021 at 6:16 pm

Lissette Nicole Josseau performed #NismoSamoUkras/#WeAreNotJustDecoration performance intervention on the Riva in Split, on April 7, 2021 in the frame of Misplaced Women? Workshop led by Tanja Ostojić

Lissette Nicole Josseau: #NismoSamoUkras/#WeAreNotJustDecoration, Riva, Split, 2001.  Misplaced Women? workshop by Tanja Ostojić, Photo: Tanja Ostojić

#NismoSamoUkras

Contribution by Lissette Nicole Josseau

My name is Nicole and my performance was on the Riva in Split, during the morning hours, when a lot of people are drinking coffee, sunbathing and taking a walk. I realised this performance in Tanja’s workshop Misplaced Women? and the other participants of the workshop took part in it, including: Kristina Tešija, Jasmina Šarić, Ines Borovac, Alejandra Robles Sosa, Neli Ružić, Tanja Ostojić…

I wanted to stop on the Riva and take off everything from me that I bought as an “accessory” in terms of all stuff that was not me, except the clothes I wasn’t ready to take off. I’ve put a piece of cloth on the floor and threw my bag, lipstick, glasses, a book, earrings, mascara, a ring and then the other women and girls gave up some of their things as well. 

Those days I was withdrawn, quiet, and maybe that’s why the idea of ​​”accessories”, “decoration” came to me very spontaneously. It was good that I got dressed without thinking that morning, just to have something on and go to the workshop, so I felt the most comfortable, which was great, because the essence of my performance was that very often women are considered as some kind of a decoration, throwing goods, jewelry, make-up, shoes, scarves, “titles” at us, which we didn’t even ask for; and all that to decorate a place next to a man. So, that was the topic of my fight on the Riva. I wanted to talk to people passing by, but they very skillfully ignored me, as if I wasn’t there, as if they didn’t care. I even met two of my friends, but they didn’t even ask what I was doing there. 

I wanted to ask people what they thought about it, was imagining myself asking elderly couples if the man knew his wife’s dreams, or what they wanted to be when they were little, or what they like to do the most, but unfortunately no one came to talk to me, except my workshop colleagues with whom I had a nice exchange.

Lissette Nicole Josseau: #NismoSamoUkras/#WeAreNotJustDecoration, Riva, Split, 2001.  Misplaced Women? workshop by Tanja Ostojić, Photo: Andrea Resner

I was standing on the Riva, the biggest catwalk in the whole Balkans for aproximately 20 minutes and no one even looked at me, as I was not overdressed as expected there. I even added #nismosamoukras (#WeAreNotJustDecoration) which I will probably continue using, and everyone who feels that way, please accept my invitation to continue and expand on it.

Lissette Nicole Josseau (b.1983) is an interior designer born in Chile, who currently lives and works in Split. In her own words: In myself I hold some kind of a mixture of blood, love everything that is different and has a positive impact on people’s lives. I’m decorating interiors, love colours and textures. I feel very good in the forest. I love people, but I also enjoy moments for myself. I come from a distant Patagonia having Croatian and Swiss roots. From a very early age I became interested in improving living spaces, first as a self-thought and later exploring and improving skills on the studies of Interirior Design in Spain

Lissette Nicole Josseau: #NismoSamoUkras/#WeAreNotJustDecoration, Riva, Split, 2001. Misplaced Women? workshop by Tanja Ostojić, Photo: Neli Ružić

Text written by: Lissette Nicole Josseau

Edited and first published by: Tanja Ostojić on the Misplaced Women? Project Blog, April 2021.

Proofreading and translation from Croatian: Culture Hub Croatia /T. Ostojić

Photos: Tanja Ostojić, Neli Ružić, Andrea Resner

Video recording & editing: Andrea Resner

This performance has been developed & performed for the first time in the frame of Misplaced Women? Workshop led by Tanja Ostojić, in Split, Croatia, April 6-8, 2021. 

Hosted and organised by Culture Hub Croatia in the frame of Voids2021 

Production: Misplaced Women? Project, ongoing since 2009

Lissette Nicole Josseau: #NismoSamoUkras/#WeAreNotJustDecoration, Riva, Split, 2001.  Misplaced Women? workshop by Tanja Ostojić. Photo: Tanja Ostojić

Original text in Croatian / Originalni tekst na hrvatskom

Moje ime je Nicole i moj performans održao se na rivi u Splitu, u prijepodnevnim satima, kada dosta ljudi pijucka kavu, sunča se i šeta. Napravila sam ovaj performans u sklopu Tanjine radionice Misplaced Women? i u njemu su sudjelovale ostale sudionice radionice među kojima su bile i: Kristinu Tešlija, Jasmina Šarić, Ines Borovac, Alejandra Robles Sosa, Neli Ružić, Tanja Ostojić…

Odlučila sam stajati na rivi i skidati sa sebe sve što sam kupila kao „dodatak“, tj. sve ono što nisam ja, osim odjeće koju nisam bila spremna skinuti. Stavila sam komad tkanine na pod i bacila na njega torbu, ruž, naočale, knjigu, naušnice, maskaru, prsten… A zatim su i ostale cure isto tako ostavile svoje stvari. 

Tih dana sam bila povučena, tiha, i možda mi je upravo zato vrlo spontano došla ideja o „dodacima“, „ukrasima“. Još je bilo dobro što sam se upravo tog dana odjenula bez razmišljanja, “čisto da imam nešto na sebi”, i krenula na radionicu, tako da sam izgledala i osjećala se komotno, što je bilo super jer bit mog performansa je da ukaže kako se vrlo često žene smatraju nekakvim ukrasa, na njih se “baca” odjeća, nakit, šminka, cipele, marame, „titule“, koje nismo ni tražile, a sve to s ciljem da ukrasimo mjesto pokraj jednog muškarca, i protiv toga je bila moja borba na rivi. Htjela sam komunicirati s ljudima, ali vrlo vješto su me ignorirali, kao da nisam tu, kao da se njih to ne tiče. Čak sam srela dvoje poznatih ljudi, ali nisu ni pitali što to radim tu. Zamišljala sam da pitam ljude što misle o tome, zaustaviti stare parove i pitati muškarce znaju li snove svoje žene, ili što su htjele biti kada su bile male, ili što najviše vole raditi, ali, nažalost, nitko nije došao pričati sa mnom, jedino moje kolegice iz radionice.

Stajala sam na rivi, najvećoj modnoj pisti na cijelom Balkanu, oko 20 minuta a nitko me nije ni pogledao jer se nisam namjestila po njihovim standardima. Još sam dodala #nismosamoukras koji ću vjerojatno i nastaviti koristiti, a pozivam sve koji se budu tako osjećali, da i oni koriste ovaj tag. Dajem dopuštenje da se ideja širi dalje. 

O autorici:

Lissette Nicole Josseau (r. 1983) je dizajnerica interijera rodom iz Čilea koja živi i radi u Splitu. Kako sama kaže: “U sebi držim neku mješavinu krvi, volim sve što je drugačije i što ima dobar utjecaj na ljudske živote. Radim dekoraciju interijera, volim boje i teksture. Osjećam se jako dobro u šumi. Volim ljude, ali obožavam svoje solo trenutke. Dolazim iz daleke Patagonije s hrvatskim i švicarskim korijenima, od malena sam se interesirala za poboljšanje životnih prostora, iz prve samouko, a zatim proučavajući i usavršavajući na studiju Homestaging u Španjolskoj.”

Tekst napisala: Lissette Nicole Josseau

Tekst uredila: Tanja Ostojić

Tekst je prvi put objavila Tanja Ostojić na blogu Misplaced Women?, u travnju 2021. godine

Lektura i prijevod na engleski: CHC i T. Ostojić

Fotografije: Tanja Ostojić i Neli Ružić

Snimanje i obrada videa: Andrea Resner

Ovaj je performans prvi puta razvijen i izveden u okviru radionice Misplaced Women? koju je vodila Tanja Ostojić, u Split, 6. – 8. travnja 2021. 

Organizatori: CHC, u okviru projekta Praznine2021 

Produkcija: Projekt Misplaced Women?, započeo 2009. godine

Open Call for participants in the “Misplaced Women?” performance workshop in the public space with Tanja Ostojić in Split, April 6-8, 2021, with the public presentation, hosted by Culture Hub Croatia

In News, Split, Workshops on March 11, 2021 at 9:18 pm

This is the Open Call for participants in the Misplaced Women? 3-day-long performance art workshop in the public space with Tanja Ostojić, April 6-8, 2021, with a public presentation in the Amphitheater, Dom Mladih, Split, hosted by Culture Hub Croatia.

Participants of all backgrounds, ages, genders and levels of experience that can commit to participate for the entire duration of the workshop are welcome, but we particularly encourage those who are interested in issues of migration, performance art, conditions related to the ones identifying as women, representations of gender and art in the public realm. Participants are invited and encouraged to share and exchange about experiences and issues of migration, marginalization, displacement, exposure and privilege and to enact some of the Misplaced Women? performance scores… The workshop is free of charge, warm drinks and snacks will be provided, professional photo documentation of participants’ work will be provided as well, and due to limited numbers of places we ask you kindly to apply. Workshop will be held in Serbo-Croatian language; in case it’s needed, we can integrate most of other languages, let us know in your application in case you have any special needs so that we provide translation for blind people, into sign language, etc.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

Timetable:

Workshop: Tuesday, April 6:  3:00 pm—4:30 pm,
Wednesday,  April 7: 11am-5pm and

Talk about the workshop results & public presentation: Thursday, April 8: 11–12:30pm

Open call in Croatian / Poziv za učešće na Hrvatskom

During the workshop and the presentation all hygienic measures against the spread of  Coronavirus will be respected. Participants will all have an opportunity to perform in the public spaces, and outcomes will be presented to the public on  the third day of the workshop at the Amphitheater, Dom Mladih, Ulica slobode 28, and included on the Misplaced Women? project blog.

This project, including the workshop and group and individual performances in the public spaces, have been chosen for realisation in the frame of the Voids2021 project, organized by Platform Culture Hub Croatiasupported by the Allianz Kulturstiftung, “Kultura nova” Foundation and the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia.

Please read about the project and find out more about the workshop and application relevant details below:

“Misplaced Women?” performance by Tanja Ostojić on the La Grand Escalier de la Gare du Saint Charles a Marseille, 2013. With the participation of: Jane Kay Park, Emma-Edvige Ungaro, Alix Denambride, Kim Mc Cafferty, Robyn Hambrook, Helen Averley, Patricia Verity and Tanja Ostojić, Préavis de Désordre Urbain, Marseille

About the project:  

Misplaced Women? is an art project by Tanja Ostojić that consists of performances, performance series, workshops and delegated performances, ongoing since 2009, including contributions by international artists and people from divers backgrounds. Within this project we embody and enact some of everyday life’s activities that thematise displacement, as it is known to transients, migrants, war and disaster refugees, as well as gender queer, homeless… and to the itinerant artists travelling the world to earn their living. Those performances deal with continuing themes of migration, and relations of power and vulnerability with regard to the mobile and in particular the female body, an aspect that figured prominently in numerous previous works of Ostojić.

About the workshop leader: 

Tanja Ostojić (*1972) is a renowned Berlin and Belgrade based, Yugoslavian born performance and interdisciplinary artist whose artworks engage with feminism and migration politics. 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, from within specific social contexts. The approaches of her work are defined by political positioning and the integration of recipients. Since 1994 she presented her work in numerous exhibitions, festivals and venues around the globe. She has given talks, lectures, seminars and workshops at academic conferences and at art universities around Europe and in the Americas.

About the workshop:

The “Misplaced Women?” project involves the unpacking of a suitcase, a plastic bag, a handbag or a similar object in a public sphere, whereby these objects come to stand for a displacement, as a theme that is common in everyday experiences of transients, migrants, homeless, war and disaster refugees. The workshop aims to familiarise the participants with the topics and to stimulate discussion and interventions in the variety of public spaces.

The first part of the workshop includes getting together, informing and communicating, whereby the participants shall exchange with each other about individual experiences and the aims of the project.

During the second part, the participants are encouraged and supported to enact live performances and interventions in the streets, parks and beaches of Split. Public performances will be documented by a professional photographer.

The outcomes of the workshop will be presented to the public on the third day in the Amphitheater, Dom mladih. All participants of the workshop are invited to take active part in this presentation and the following discussion.

The documentation, notes and reflections from the workshop will be gathered and edited by Culture Hub Croatia, and published on the Misplaced Women? project website. 

Dates of the workshop: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: April 6-8, 2021

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

Who can apply: 

Artists, students and participants of all backgrounds and genders that can commit to participate for the entire duration of the workshop are welcome. No particular language skills are required. We welcome people with any kind of “disabilities” and the ones who do not speak English or Croatian. Please specify any special requirements in your application.

The event is free of charge, but due to limited numbers we ask interested people to apply. Please send an email to  info@culturehubcroatia.hr with the subject Misplaced Women? Split and write one short motivational and biographical paragraph. You are welcome to add a link to your personal home page if you have one and your contact information.

Additional links:

Misplaced Women? Video Channel on Vimeo

Misplaced Women? project blog

Tanja Ostojić, books

Culture Hub Croatia

Voids2021 project 

Contact person: Jasmina Šarić, Tel. +385 98 9363264

info@culturehubcroatia.hr

_____________________________________Poziv za učešće na Hrvatskom____________________________________

Otvoreni poziv za sudionice/ke na radionici performansa u javnom prostoru “Misplaced Women?” pod vodstvom Tanje Ostojić, u Splitu, od 6.-8. travnja 2021., uz prezentaciju u

Amfiteatru Doma mladih, u organizaciji Platforme Culture Hub Croatia

Ovo je otvoreni poziv za sudionice/ke na trodnevnoj umjetničkoj radionici performansa u javnom prostoru pod nazivom “Misplaced Women?” koju vodi Tanja Ostojić. Radionica će se održati od 6. do 8. travnja 2021., uz javnu prezentaciju u Amfiteatru Doma mladih, Ulica slobode 28, Split, Hrvatska, u organizaciji platforme Culture Hub Croatia.

Dobrodošle/i su sve/i sudionice/ci koje/i se mogu obvezati na sudjelovanje tijekom cijelog trajanja radionice, bez obzira na profil, dobnu skupinu, rod i razinu iskustva, ali posebno potičemo one koji su zainteresirani za pitanja migracija, izvedbenih umjetnosti, uvjeta povezanih sa svim osobama koji se identificiraju kao žene te predstavljanja roda i umjetnosti u javnoj sferi. Sudionice/ci su pozvane/i i ohrabrene/i da podijele i razmijene iskustva i probleme o temama kao što su migracije, raseljenja, izloženosti i privilegija te da pridonesu performansu “Misplaced Women?”. Radionica je besplatna, osigurat će se topli napitci i zakuska, kao i profesionalna foto dokumentacija rada sudionica/ka, a zbog ograničenog broja mjesta za sudjelovanje je potrebna prijava. Radionica će se održati na srpskohrvatskom jeziku; u slučaju da je potrebno, možemo uključiti i druge jezike. Molimo da napomenete u svojoj prijavi u slučaju da imate bilo kakvih posebnih potreba (primjerice, ukoliko je potrebno omogućiti prijevod gluhim i gluhoslijepim osobama na znakovni jezik itd.).

Rok za prijavu je srijeda, 24. ožujka, 2021. 

Raspored:

Radionica: utorak, 6. travnja:  15:00—16:30h i srijeda, 7. travnja: 11-17h, i

Razgovor o rezultatima radionice & javna prezentacija: četvrtak, 8. travnja: 11–12:30h

Tijekom radionice i prezentacije poštivat će se sve aktualne mjere za suzbijanje širenja koronavirusa. Sve/i sudionice/ci imat će priliku nastupiti u javnim prostorima, a ishodi će biti predstavljeni javnosti trećeg dana radionice u Amfiteatru Doma mladih te uključeni u blog projekta “Misplaced Women?.

Ovaj projekt, uključujući radionicu, grupne i pojedinačne izvedbe u javnim prostorima, odabran je za realizaciju u okviru programa Praznine2021 u organizaciji Platforme Culture Hub Croatia, a podržan je od strane Allianz Kulturstiftung, Zaklade “Kultura nova” i Ministarstva kulture i medija Republike Hrvatske.

Saznajte više o projektu te pronađite sve pojedinosti o radionici i prijavi u nastavku:

O projektu:  

“Misplaced Women?”je umjetnički projekt Tanje Ostojić koji se sastoji od performansa, serija performansa, radionica i delegiranih performansa, a koji traje od 2009. godine, uključujući doprinose međunarodnih umjetnica i ljudi različitih profila. Unutar ovog projekta utjelovljujemo i izvodimo neke od svakodnevnih životnih aktivnosti koje tematiziraju raseljavanje, kao temu koja je poznata osobama s privremenim boravištem, migrantima, izbjeglicama iz područja pogođenima ratovima i prirodnim katastrofama, kao i queer osobama, beskućnicima… i umjetnicima nomadima koji putuju svijetom kako bi zaradili za život. Performansi se bave kontinuiranim temama migracija i odnosima moći i ranjivosti s obzirom na pokretno, posebice žensko tijelo, aspekt koji je istaknut u brojnim prethodnim radovima Tanje Ostojić.

O voditeljici radionice:

Tanja Ostojić (* 1972) je priznata umjetnica performansa i interdisciplinarna umjetnica rođena u Jugoslaviji, bazirana u Berlinu i Beogradu, s angažiranim umjetničkim djelima u feminizmu i migracijskoj politici. Uključuje se kao lik u performansima i koristi se raznim medijima u svojim umjetničkim istraživanjima, istražujući tako društvene konfiguracije i odnose moći. Djeluje pretežno iz perspektive žene migrantice, unutar specifičnog društvenog konteksta. Pristupi njenom radu definirani su političkim pozicioniranjem i integracijom recipijenta. Od 1994. godine predstavlja svoj rad na brojnim izložbama, festivalima i mjestima širom svijeta. Držala je predavanja, razgovore, seminare i radionice na akademskim konferencijama i na umjetničkim sveučilištima širom Europe i u Americi.

O radionici

Projekt “Misplaced Women?” uključuje raspakiranje kofera, plastične vrećice, torbice ili sličnog predmeta u javnoj sferi, pri čemu ovi predmeti predstavljaju raseljavanje, kao temu koja je česta u svakodnevnim iskustvima osoba s privremenim boravištem, migranata, beskućnika i izbjeglica iz područja pogođenih ratovima i katastrofama. Cilj radionice je upoznati sudionice/ke s temama i potaknuti raspravu i intervencije u raznim javnim prostorima.

Prvi dio radionice uključuje upoznavanje, informiranje i razgovor, pri čemu će sudionice/i međusobno razmjenjivati pojedinačna iskustva i definirati ciljeve projekta.

Tijekom drugog dijela, sudionice/i se potiču i podržavaju u izvođenju samostalnih i grupnih performansa i intervencija uživo na splitskim ulicama i u parkovima. Javne nastupe dokumentirat će profesionalni fotograf.

Ishodi radionice bit će diskutirani i predstavljeni javnosti trećeg dana u Amfiteatru Doma mladih (Ulica slobode 28). Sve/i sudionice/i radionice pozvane/i su da aktivno sudjeluju u ovoj prezentaciji i razgovoru koji će uslijediti.

Dokumentaciju, bilješke i razmišljanja s radionice prikupit će i urediti Culture Hub Croatia te objaviti na web stranici projekta “Misplaced Women?”.

Datumi radionice: utorak, srijeda i četvrtak (6. – 8. travnja 2021.) 

Rok za prijavu za sudjelovanje na radionici: srijeda, 24. ožujka 2021. 

Tko se može prijaviti:

Dobrodošli su umjetnice/i, studenti/ce i sudionici/e bez obzira na profil i rod, a koji/e se mogu obvezati sudjelovati tijekom cijelog trajanja radionice. Nisu potrebne posebne jezične vještine. Pozdravljamo prijave osoba s invaliditetom, kao i onih koji ne govore engleski ili hrvatski jezik. Navedite sve posebne zahtjeve u svojoj prijavi.

Sudjelovanje na radionici je besplatno, ali zbog ograničenog broja molimo zainteresirane da se prijave. Molimo pošaljite e-mail na info@culturehubcroatia.hr, naslovljen “Misplaced Women? Split”. Prijava treba sadržavati kratki motivacijski i biografski odlomak. Pozivamo vas da dodate poveznicu na svoju osobnu internetsku stranicu ukoliko je imate, kao i svoje kontakt podatke.

Dodatne poveznice:

Misplaced Women? Video Channel na Vimeu

Projekt Misplaced Women?

Tanja Ostojić, publikacije

Culture Hub Croatia

Kontakt osoba: Jasmina Šarić, +385 98 9363264

info@culturehubcroatia.hr

A day with Tanja Ostojić

In Performances, Stories, Train Station, Workshops, Zürich on March 6, 2021 at 9:09 pm

[Please read the original text in Sorani Kurdish language below]

[Translation to English]

A day with Tanja Ostojić

My name is Azad. I am a political refugee. I had to come to Switzerland from Kurdistan, with everything left behind. The land where I was born is a prohibited geography. Our language, culture, literature and art are forbidden.

Azad Colemêrg: Misplaced Women? performance intervention. Main train station Zurich, April 2019, Misplaced Women? workshop by Tanja Ostojić. Videostill: contact zone

As someone who lived through all these bans, I met Tanja Ostojić one day. My view of art and performance has changed because of the experience with her Misplaced Woman? performance project. Ostojić broke all the narrow moulds on which women were placed, taking them out of an object position and giving them a completely different breath. It had revealed an important contradiction. She sent a message to the male dominated society which misplaces women in every sphere of life.

We all opened our bags and suitcases that day. Because capitalism first chains people with a bag. Then it squeezes our lives into it. It’s like we can’t live without that bag. All of our belongings are in it. This created awareness of humanity’s dependence on material things.

There are taboos in all societies. Why is there a fountain in the main train station of Zurich, decorated with blue light, which resembles a waterfall? The fountain is a taboo. Nobody should touch it. But there are no taboos for Ostojić. She stood under the water with her umbrella. She looked at shoe brands in the store and inspected them.

Azad Colemêrg: Misplaced Women? performance intervention. Main train station Zurich, April 2019, Misplaced Women? workshop by Tanja Ostojić. Videostill: contact zone

That day we made a performance under the blue waterfall. I felt very free. I stood under the pouring water with my umbrella. I was very excited. I loved to be able to stand below the water because it was a socially forbidden place and therefore it seemed attractive to me. I was wet but it felt good.

We went to a shoe store. I even looked at the brands of shoes in the shop there. Together with the others of the group I was reading aloud where the shoes had been produced. We lifted the bottom of each shoe and read their place of production and mostly they were made in China, China, China. Then Ostojić gave the shoe seller an advertisement for a family poster. Me and some others followed her lead. 

We unpacked our suitcases.  All our luggage was gone.

With Misplaced Woman? Ostojić creates different images of women by opening up new possibilities, new spaces. It is not a woman in a kitchen, not a woman in the bedroom, but a woman imagining a blue sky.
A woman is not an item, which would fit in a suitcase.

Finally, I would like to conclude with the words of Simon de Beauvoir: “Suddenly in the kitchen, where her mother is washing dishes, the little girl realises that over the years, every afternoon at the same time, these hands have plunged into greasy water and wiped the china with a rough dish towel. And until death they will be subjected to these rites. Eat, sleep, clean … the years no longer reach toward the sky, they spread out identical and grey as a horizontal tablecloth; every day looks like the previous one; the present is eternal, useless, and hopeless.” Beauvoir asked herself if she will be able to live like that while placing the plates in the closet, and she said to herself, ‘no’. 

Tanja Ostojić taught us to say “No” to the male dominated, capitalist world.

Azad Colemêrg: Misplaced Women? performance intervention. Main train station Zurich, April 2019, Misplaced Women? workshop by Tanja Ostojić. Videostill: contact zone

Yours truly,

Azad Colemêrg

July 11, 2019.


Azad Colemêrg is currently studying cinematography at the University of Zurich. He was born in 1988 in Kurdistan, near Colemêrg, in the very east of Turkey. Azad Colemêrg has been based in Switzerland since 2018 where he received a status of a political refugee in 2019. Before he had to flee the country, he had been working as a school teacher in Kurdistan and in Turkey.

Read more about Azad’s life

Performance intervention by Azad Colemêrg on April 4, 2019. has been realised in the frame of “Misplaced Women?” workshop by Tanja Ostojić at the ZhDK, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, in Zurich, April 2-4, 2019. 

Text written by Azad Colemêrg on July 11, 2019.

Edited by Tanja Ostojić and Olivia Jaques

Published for the first time by Tanja Ostojić on the Misplaced Women? blog

Video-stills by contact zone (Andri Schatz, Azad Colemêrg, Demian Jakob, Irem Gungez, Jan Stolze, Livia Thommen, Mercedes Borgunska, Olivia Jaques, Santiago Pina, Severin Hallauer, Zoe Wagner)

Azad Colemêrg: Misplaced Women? performance intervention. Main train station Zurich, April 2019, Misplaced Women? workshop by Tanja Ostojić. Videostill: contact zone

Rojek bi Tanja Ostojić re

Navê min Azad e. Ez penaberek siyasî me. Ez ji Kurdistanê, kû her tiştên wî qedexe kirine, hatime Swîsrêyê. Axa ku ez lê ji dayik bûm welatekê qedexe ye. Ziman, çand, wêje û hunera me qedexe ye.

Ligel wan qedexên min dîtiyan da rojekê min Tanja Ostojić nas kir. Nêrîna min a huner û performansê de guheriye. Ji ber ku Ostojić performansa navê xwe „Misplaced Woman?“ da hemî qalibên teng ên ku jin tê da hatibû danîn, şikand û wan ji objeyekî da derxist û jiyanekî nû dida. Bal kişandi bû ser dubendiyek girîng. Wê peyamek dabû wan mirovên kû ewên jina li jiyanê da her dem cihekî xelet da dibînin.

Me hemûyan wê rojê  çente û valîzên xwe vekirin. Ji ber ku kapîtalîzm pêşî mirovan bi çente zincîr dike û paşê jî jiyana me dike wê çentê da. Wek ku em bê wê nikarin bijîn. Her tiştê me tê de ye. Wê agahdariyek dida mirovan ku jîyana me girêdayî objeya ye.

Di hemû civakan de tabû hene. Çima li rawesteka bajêr da ku wek sûlav bi rengek şîn da avek çêkirine? Ji ber ku ew tabû ye. Kes nikare destê xwe lê bide. Lê ji bo Ostojić tabû tine. Ew  bi sîwanê xwe ve binê avê de sekinî. Wî li firoşgehek cilûbergan li marqeyên pêlavan dinêrî û dixand.

Azad Colemêrg: Misplaced Women? performance intervention. Main train station Zurich, April 2019, Misplaced Women? workshop by Tanja Ostojić. Videostill: contact zone

Ez bi sîwanê ve binê avê de rawestiyam. Wê rojê em bin sûlava şînda rawesteke da sekînîn. Min xwe gelek azadî hesiya. Ez gelek coş bûm. Min hez dikir kû ez bêcil bin avêda bisekinim. Lewre cihekî qedexe bû û ji ber wê ji min ra şêrîn dihat. Ez ter û av bûm , lê belê hêsekî xweş bû. Min li pêlavfiroşek da li marqeyên pêlavan dinêrî û me ligel yên din marqên pêlavan dixand kû kîderê berkêşandin e. Em çûne cihekî pêlavfiroş. Mê binê pêlava ra mezinand û marqe wan dixwandin û me digot marqê çînê çînê çînê çînê Paşê jî wê pêlavfiroş da reklamekî da posterekî malbatekî hebû. Me jî wan teqlit kir. Em wek wan sekînîn.

Me çentên xwe xalî kirin. Çi tiştên veşartî li çentê ne man. Her tiştên me holê ra bûn .

Ostojić li performansa xwe yan „Misplaced Woman“ da jinên kû mitfaxê û cihê razanê da derxist û xewnekî bi asmana şîn dida wan. Jin ne ewe ku li çenteyekî da cih bigire.

Azad Colemêrg: Misplaced Women? performance intervention. Main train station Zurich, April 2019, Misplaced Women? workshop by Tanja Ostojić. Videostill: contact zone

Di dawiyê de, ez dixwazim bi gotinên Simon de Beauvoir biqedînim: „Rojek min alîkariya firaxên dayika xwe dikir. Diya min tebex dişûştin, min ziwa dikir. Ji pacerêya mitbaxê, cihên agirkûj û mitbaxên xaniyên din xuya dibûn. Li van mitbaxan jî, jinên din tawe firkandin , qûşxane spahî dikirin, sewzî vebijartin. Her roj xwarina firavîn, xwarina şîv, her roj firax; her roj paqijkirin; Ew karê çinehî bi saetan dirêj dibûji çinebûnê pê ve bêdawîtiya ku nagihîje tu derê. Ji çinebûnê pê ve jî bêarmancekî bêdawîtibû. Gelo ez ê karibim wusa bijîm?  Wek min tebex li dolavê cih digirt, min go te xwe  „Na“ Jiyana min bê guman dê bigihîje cihekî.”

Tanja Ostojić fêrî me kir ku em ji cîhana serdest a mêr û jiyana kapîtalîst re „Na“ dibêjin.

Silav û rêz

Azad Colemêrg

11 Tîrmeh 2019

Azad Colemêrg niha li Zanîngeha Zûrixê sinematografiyê dixwîne. Ew ji 1988an li Kurdistanê, bajarê Colemêrg ê, li rojhilatê Tirkiyê ji dayik bû. Piştî ku xwendina xwe qedand li Kurdistanê û Tirkiyê Mamosteyê dibistanê xebitî. Piştî hingê neçar ma ku ji welêt derkeve. Ew ji 2018an ve li Swîsreyê dijî, 2019an de statuya penaberiya siyasî stend.

Azad Colemêrg: Misplaced Women? performance intervention. Main train station Zurich, April 2019, Misplaced Women? workshop by Tanja Ostojić. Videostill: contact zone

Body Measuring and Dying Oranges

In Berlin, Performances, Railway-stations, Train Station, Workshops on March 3, 2021 at 10:55 pm

Body Measuring and Dying Oranges Chess Play

Performance by: Evdoxia Stafylaraki and Jiachen Xu

Locations: S-Bahn stations Prenzlauer Allee and Ostkreuz, Berlin, January 23, 2018.

Text by: Evdoxia Stafylaraki

During my stay in Berlin, I had the opportunity to participate in the “Misplaced Women?” project by Tanja Ostojić. So, I made a performance with Alice (Jiachen Xu), posing questions about the rules set by society, and the women’s position in it in the course of time. Thus, the core concept of that performance was the diachronic nature of social inequalities, and the marginalisation of women in every aspect of life.

“Body Measuring and Dying Oranges Chess Play” by: Evdoxia Stafylaraki & Jiachen Xu, “Misplaced Women?” workshop by Tanja Ostojić, Ostkreuz Berlin, 2018.

That lack of women’s freedom that exists by tradition and the tight boundaries of a woman’s existence were presented through a ‘self- confinement’ act, by letting myself being tied up to a public clock pole with a tape measure, a strict metric system wrapping me ritualistically.

Alice’s proposal to develope this performance together with me, within the Ostojić’s Misplaced project context was the complement of the paradox I wanted to express. It should be noted that kitchen space is a space traditionally intended for the women as nurturers, housekeepers, and housewives; and Alice selected a placemat from that space to be the chess board that would bear some half-dead tangerines. Laying the tablecloth on the external social space, we set up the chess board, and the game started or rather kept evolving. A game, which none of us understands, a game with no justice, a game that is simply still being played beyond all reason.

Suddenly, a security guard interrupted the performance and demended that we leave the place. We tried to understand the reason for that in vain though; some passers-by translated the guard’s words for us, explaining that we should have been able to speak German since we were in Germany. Was it that we were both coming from a foreign country? Or was it that we were merely women? Or was it the combination of both that made him react so rudely? That’s a rhetorical question. His interference actually confirmed the term ‘misplaced women’ not only in words, but also in practice…

“Body Measuring and Dying Oranges Chess Play” Performance by Evdoxia Stafylaraki and Jiachen, “Misplaced Women?” Workshop by Tanja Ostojić, Berlin, Ostkreuz, 2018. Photo: Hoang Tran Hieu Hanh

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Video-recording: Nati Canto, Hoang Tran Hieu Hanh

Video-editing: Evdoxia Stafylaraki

Text edited and first published by Tanja Ostojić, March 3, 2021 on the Misplaced Women? project blog

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Evdoxia Stafylaraki is a mathematician, sculptor and performance artist from Chania, Greece. 

Jiachen completed a joint master degree in women’s and gender studies in Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and University of Oviedo, Spain. She is now based in Beijing, China.

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Please see more photos and read Jiachen’s review of this very performance published on the Misplaced Women? Blog in February 2019 

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Please visit as well archive of earlier contributions and posts from Berlin, from workshops, individual and group performances: 2009-2021:

Contribution by Nati Canto 

Contribution by Rhea Ramjohn

Contribution by Mad Kate

Mapping around Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz

Contribution by Katja Vaghi

Contribution by LADY GABY

Contribution by: Susan Merrick 

Contribution by Hoang Tran Hieu Hanh

Contribution by Jiachen Xu and Evdoxia Stafylaraki

Contribution by Ola Kozioł

Contribution by Татьяна Bogacheva

Contribution by: Luciana Damiani 

Our Lady of Auguststraße by Tanja Ostojić

Contribution by Tanja Ostojić: Berlin, TXL Airport and Valentina Medda: Misplaced Women?, Performa New York, 2009. Simultanious delegated performance with the one by Tanja Ostojic, at Berlin TXL airport.

Public Presentation of the Misplaced Women? Workshop, Berlin, January 2018

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Telciu Summer School

In Telciu, Train stations, Workshops on May 22, 2019 at 4:13 pm

The “Misplaced Women?” Workshop Telciu itinerary led by Tanja Ostojić took place on August 15, 2018, in the frame of Telciu Summer School, in Romania. 

Workshop participants included: Manuela Boatcă, Laura Covaci, Iulia Dinescu, Veronica Enusca, Iulia Ilie, Adina Marinescu, Alina Marincea, Simion Septimiu Mihai, Alise Monica Marinescu, Bogdan Popa, Veda Popovici, Alexandra Tatar between others.

Misplaced Women? Workshop led by Tanja Ostojić on August 15, 2018, in the frame of Telciu Summer School, Romania

Please visit this link to see the contribution of one of the workshop’s participants: Alexandra Tatar’s Story

This page is currently in development. More information, documentation, reflections and visuals are still to come…

Video: Ana Maria Ang

Workshop Coordination: Ágota Ábrán

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