Sex Work is Work
wren oscyth & Caspar Tate, Antje Engelmann

Sex Work is Work: Neighborhood Walk with Trans*Sexworks and Screening of Antje Engelmann’s Renate

wren oscyth and Caspar Tate of Trans*Sexworks invite the public to take part in a walk across CCA Berlin’s neighborhood, where they will delve into the histories and ongoing struggles of local sex workers. The walk will be followed by the screening of Antje Engelmann’s film Renate (2005) and a conversation between oscyth, Tate, and Engelmann. 

Meeting point: CCA Berlin

3.30 pm
Walk with wren oscyth and Caspar Tate (in English)

5.30 pm
Film screening Renate (2005), CCA Berlin

In Renate (50 min., German with English subtitles) Antje Engelmann accompanies her aunt Renate on her journey along the stages of her life as a sex worker in Berlin. 

6.30 pm
Discussion wren oscyth, Caspar Tate, Antje Engelmann, CCA Berlin (in English)

Due to limited capacity please register via email to info ​@​ ​ Please note that due to current Covid-19 regulations, the 3G rule (vaccinated, recovered, or tested negative on the day) applies.


Sex Work is Work: Neighborhood Walk with Trans*Sexworks' wren oscyth & Caspar Tate, screening of Antje Engelmann’s Renate, and conversation, CCA Berlin, 2022. Photos: CCA Berlin

wren oscyth (they/them) is an activist, sex worker, artist, and writer living in Berlin. They are an organizer with Trans*Sexworks and collaborate with other student organizers at the UdK, where they study visual arts. oscyth is also a finalist for the 2022 Metatron Prize (Fiction).

Caspar Tate (he/him) is a trans and sex worker activist living in Berlin. He is a part of Trans*Sexworks and the "Sex Work Action Group" that organizes events on the topic of sex work to reduce stigma. Until recently, Tate was also involved with the project "Roter Stöckelschuh" that is working on decreasing stigma and discrimination against sex workers in health services.

Antje Engelmann's (she/her) multimedia works, films and performances pose questions about forms of narration. Autobiographical material and (family) stories serve as representative systems to negotiate history(s) in an overall social context. With her work and films she has been awarded the Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff Stipend, the DAAD Stipend, the working scholarship of the Stiftung Kunstfonds and the Berlin Senate for Los Angeles, among others. Engelmann currently teaches in the sculpture department at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin, where she already was a visiting professor in the Art + Design Foundation.