Tanja Ostojic in Aberdeen!

Next week promises to be an exciting one for those of us in Aberdeen: Tanja Ostojic will be here with us on April 1st (no, this is not an April Fool's joke!), to give a masterclass to students (and interested faculty!), and be interviewed on Director's Cut in the evening. Rather than repeat myself, I can point readers to my previous post about Tanja's work on this blog, as well as a recent blog post that I put together with my PhD student, Jasmina Zaloznik, where we discuss her work from various angles -

For those in Aberdeen, Tanja's workshop will be an interactive one, where she will demonstrate her Misplaced Women? performance and then get the participants to try it out for themselves. Since this is a delegated performance, it can be done by those other than the artist, following instructions. The workshop will take place at the University of Aberdeen in Macrobert 27, from 10-11:30 AM.

For me personally, I am very excited about the Director's Cut. As readers of this website know, I have spent the majority of the past several years interviewing artists. For Director's Cut, I will get to do this publicly, in front of a live audience - with Tanja as my interviewee. So, this will not only give attendees insight into the artist's work, but will also provide a glimpse into my research methods. For those in Aberdeen, the event is free, but you need to book a place. For those not in Aberdeen, fear not - the event will be recorded and placed on the Director's Cut website, and I will post the link here when it is ready.

And don't forget, I will make my performance art debut at the Aberdeen Art Gallery this Friday, March 27, at their After Hours event, together with several of my colleagues from Scandinavian Studies and Music. This event is also free, requires no booking, but is for over 18's only.

What an exciting time the next seven days promises to be!

 

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Amy Bryzgel

Amy Bryzgel is a lecturer in History of Art at the University of Aberdeen. She is currently conducting research on performance art in Central and Eastern Europe for a forthcoming book monograph.