Posts Tagged ‘non-places’

Göteborg International Airport, Sweden, September 2, 2015.

In Airports, Göteborg, Signs on September 3, 2015 at 10:53 pm

Misplaced Women?, performance by Tanja Ostojic at Göteborg International Airport, Sweden, September 2, 2015.


The welcoming comity:

– The girl holding the “Misplaced Women?” sign: Lai Sufen
– Curator: Jonas Stampe, Live Action, Göteborg
– Camera: Zhang Zhi Qiang

La Grand Escalier de la Gare du Saint Charles a Marseille, September 20, 2013

In Marseille, Railway-stations on March 30, 2015 at 3:13 pm


1274395_10151597718535793_1380035907_o“Misplaced Women?” performance by Tanja Ostojic on the
La Grand Escalier de la Gare du Saint Charles a Marseille, September 20, 2013.
With the participation of:
Jane Kay Park,
Emma-Edvige Ungaro,
Alix Denambride,
Kim Mc Cafferty,
Robyn Hambrook,
Helen Averley
Patricia Verity
and Tanja Ostojic











Production: Préavis de Désordre Urbain and Red Plexus, Marseille 2013


Postscript: Robin lost her passport.



Photos: Jane Park


Bergen International Airport, November 8, 2011

In Airports, Bergen, Stories on November 10, 2011 at 12:34 am

I landed to the Bergen´s mist and fog well, after connected flight from Berlin over Copenhagen. The purpose of my visit here was to take part in MIGRATION, GLOBALIZATION AND NEW SOCIAL FORMATIONS – IMER – International Migration and Ethnic Relations Research Unit Bergen conference. 

On Tuesday November 8, 2011, starting at 13:40h I performed my “Misplaced Women?” at arrivals & departures terminal of Bergen international airport. In approximately 30 minutes time I took out the entire contents of my two suitcases, out of my handbag as well as out of my cosmetics and make-up bags. I took out each single item one by one, turning them in side out, and placing them all on the floor of the terminal on red SAS blanket that I have borrowed form the airplane few minutes ago.

Tanja Ostojic: ”Misplaced Women?” (ongoing since 2009), 30 min performance at Bergen International Airport, Norway, 2011. Performed by Tanja Ostojic. Photo: Jannicke Olsen Copyright: Tanja Ostojic. Organized by Stiftelsen 3,14

Bergen airport security guy let me finish my performance after he asked if I needed help. Well, I said NO.

– “So, what are you doing here?” – he asked.

– “I´m looking for something that I need for my performance on the University on Thursday. Hope I did not forgot it.”- Was my answer – while taking out every single item from my cosmetic bag that I turned inside out, as well as all my tights, socks, underwear, pullovers…

Photo: Jannicke Olsen

Organized and Produced by Stiftelsen 3,14. nowadays KUNSTHALL 3.14  in Bergen

Bergen, Main Train Station, November 2, 2011

In Bergen, Railway-stations on November 9, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Misplaced Women? Marking the City
Performed by Pavana Reid
at Bergen Main Train station, on November 2, 2011 at 12:05.




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The train station was selected as a strategic place in regards to mapping a city in relation to migration. It holds a significant importance in Bergen in regards to mobility.

Pavana Reid is originally from Thailand,but has lived in Nord-Irland since 1988. Comutes now between Belfast and Bergen. She is a member of Bbeyond, performance-organization in Belfast.

The question of ones identity both as an individual and as a part of a community is always a lot more complicated than we can imagine. If an identity is what describes who we truly are, then it has to change with us, not just conform to a certain type, or group. As an individual, my way of life; the way I live and what I believe determine who I am not the idea of what I or other people think of me.


Photo: Mariel Lødum

Organized by Stiftelsen 3,14

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