Talk | Symposium
Thursday | 12 September 2024 6 p.m.

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

Congress Hall at Palazzo Michiel
© Elburuz Fidan
12.09.24: 18:00–20:15
13.09.24: 10:00–18:00
14.09.24: 10:00–18:30

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

On behalf of the Binational Artistic PhD program of HfK 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.

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, Édouard 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.

Where: Congress Hall at Palazzo Michiel – Strada Nova, 4391, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy and Public Spaces (Palazzo Mora, Palazzo Bembo and Marinaressa Gardens).

Full Schedule: resistance:-performing-in-artistic-research

Public event: all interested parties are invited internationally. No entrance fee will be charged. Just drop by. To inform about your attendance or for further questions, please write an email til end of august (30th) to

Curated by: Luiz Zanotello and Icaro López De Mesa Moyano, Prof. Dr. Andrea Sick

Design: Elburuz Fidan

Funded by: HfK Bremen, Freundeskreis HfK, Karin und Uwe Hollweg Stiftung in co-operation with ECC-Italy, European Cultural Center, Venice Art Biennale, Personal Structures Academy of Creative and Performing Arts at University Leiden (PhD Arts), Instituto Departamental de Bellas Artes (Cali Colombia), Universidad de Antioquia (Medellin, Colombia)

More information and schedule at:

Congress Hall at Palazzo Michiel Strada Nova, 4391 30121 Venezia
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