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Binational Artistic PhD Program HfK Bremen in cooperation with Personal Structures ECC-Italy.

Summer school: Scenes of Transformation and Resistance: Performing in Artistic Research.

On behalf of the Binational Artistic PhD program of the University of the Arts Bremen, we would like to extend to you an invitation to join the summer school, 'Scenes of Transformation and Resistance: Performing in Artistic Research,' which will take place at Palazzo Michiel (European Cultural Centre) in Venice, Italy, from September 12 to 14, during the Personal Structures Biennial.

A scene of resistance encompasses a force that acts to slow down, stop or invert the progress of something. Resistance can be seen in various forms and contexts, from the politics of resistance as emancipation, to the physics of resistance as a property of materials. Yet Resistance incites a process of Transformation that challenges the totalitarianism behind the idea of the “original” and “truth,” as Walter Benjamin discussed. Moreover, EĢdouard Glissant demands for the right to opacity as a strategy of resistance to hegemonic, oppressive, dichotomous systems of knowledge. Embracing resistance as a performative practice for this reason blurs the boundaries among art, research, and activism. The Summer School by the Binational Artistic PhD program of the University of the Arts Bremen examines societal norms, power dynamics, and oppression by resisting dominant narratives within different fields of action. Held during the Personal Structures Biennial, the program emphasizes performance as a research method through a plurality of intersectional approaches. The program features collaborative, experimental, and auto-ethnographic practices in the specific site setting of Venice as a stage, celebrated again-and-again.


Congress hall at Palazzo Michiel (Strada Nova, 4391, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy).
And supporting venues (Palazzo Mora, Palazzo Bembo, Marinaressa Gardens, and public spaces)
12.09.24: 18:00 - 20:15
13.09.24: 10:00 - 18:00
14.09.24: 10:00 - 18:30
Initiated and curated by:
Icaro López De Mesa Moyano, Luiz Zanotello, Prof. Dr. Andrea Sick.
In cooperation with:
European Cultural Centre / Personal Structures Biennial.
And partner universities:
Leiden University and Royal Academy of Art (PhDArts program, Leiden / The Hague, Netherlands);University of Groningen and Minerva Academy; Instituto Departamental de Bellas Artes (Cali, Colombia); Universidad de Antioquia (Medellín, Colombia).
Funded by:
HfK Bremen, Freundeskreis HfK, Karin und Uwe Hollweg | Stiftung
Graphic Design by:
Elburuz Fidan.




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