Work for Live Art Denmark
2004 ”The Integration Project 2000-2005: A Dinner Conversation” at Berliner Luft 1
The Integration Project 2000-2005: A Dinner Conversation
Tanja’s performance lecture, part of her „Integration Project” series, was entitled “A Dinner Conversation”. The audience was served food and wine while Tanja showed documentary films and pictures from her projects, her body completely covered by a burqa made from a fabric printed with a military camouflage pattern. The audience is placed comfortably around the table while the works that Tanja presents address “the others” – those who are excluded from the table in Denmark and all of Western Europe. The dinner conversation was based on earlier parts of “The Integration Project“, including Tanja’s best known work, “Looking For a Husband With an EU Passport”, which culminated in her marriage with German artist Klemens Golf.
About the Artist
Tanja was born in 1972 in Yugoslavia. She is a Berlin based independent performance and interdisciplinary artist and cultural activist. She includes herself as a character in performances and uses diverse media in her artistic research, which typically examine social configurations and relations of power. She works predominantly from a migrant woman’s perspective, while political positioning and the integration of the recipient define approaches in her work. Since 1994 she presented her work in numerous exhibitions, festivals and venues around the world. She has given talks, lectures, seminars and workshops at academic conferences and at art universities around Europe and in the Americas.
Find some information and images on Tanja’s website.