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Tanja Ostojić

Tanja Ostojić, Personal space, 1998 © Roman Mensing

Performance at Musée d'Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg

Serbian artist Tanja Ostojić staged her performance in the elevator of the museum, during which she covered a square surface as well as her shaved body and head with white marble dust. For one hour she stayed motionless, statue-like, while the elevator carried her up and down. The video film of this performance was shown on each floor of the museum, next to the elevator.