Artist Tanja Ostojic has established a web presence for Misplaced Women?, a delegated performance in which women volunteers carry packed suitcases in the public spaces repeatedly pausing to pack and unpack as they move about the city.
The performance was Ostojic’s contribution to subRosa’s shift at the PSi gathering. At the new site, women can easily upload documentation and comment on additional performances of Misplaced Women?.
In this project, Ostojic enacts an everyday life activity that signifies a displacement as common to transients, migrants, and disaster refugees, as it is to the itinerant artist traveling the world to earn her living. Ostojic’s street performance continues themes of migration, desired mobility, and relations of power and vulnerability in regards to the mobile female body, found in much of her previous work.
You are invited to perform Misplaced Women? and to share your experience on the web and during public discussions.
Locations for performances suggested by the artist include: train stations (inside and outside); women’s house, (in front or inside); refugee camps for illegalized people, shopping malls/market places; ports, airports, underground (inside metro while driving, underground stations)…
Tanja Ostojic would like to hear from anyone performing this delegated piece: Please visit the web site to upload your clips, images and comments!