Week 2023


White Box

The film will be screened during the whole week: 23rd to 27th January 2023 from 09:00 to 20:00 Annika Pirtti from Drift department is in charge of making sure the screen is turned on and off.

Movie screening

Fernanda Branco – “watering – immersions into the cold”

watering – immersions in the cold  

We are beings of water, as our first environment is the warm and watery mother’s womb. With birth we experience cold for the first time. During the pandemic, the performer Fernanda Branco immersed in cold water daily, for one year. 

watering – immersions in the cold  is a film performance where 365 days of entering in cold water is transformed into a meditative testimony, exploring performance and audio visual through poetic, documentary and artistic languages. 

watering – immersions in the cold  is the first of a series of film performances which are part of the PhD.artistic research Environment embodiment – towards poetic narratives. Verging formats and genres are one of the methods on this research, where performativity is at the core. Branco explores working on the verge of performance, installation, lecture and film; on the verge of poetry, documentary and fiction. 

14 min

Fernanda Branco @2022

Work Group

Objective Enactive
This online lecture-demonstration unfolds the term ´Poetic Materiality´ within the context of designing and choreographing with Somatic Costumes. Through critiquing and applying the somatic practice of Skinner Releasing Technique, the poetics of philosopher Gaston Bachelard and the materiality of anthropologist Tim Ingold, this talk begins to map poetic and material agencies between bodies-costumes within the design-performance encounter.

Artist Talk

Objective Enactive

This talk will focus on the first outcome of Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, a tripartite site-specific, where I am pursuing a speculative exploration of the ecology of the city, between the urban and the biological, unfolding its layers and materiality of time. The talk will end in a conversation between fellow researchers and artists in the collaborative project Urban Ecologies, where Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, is generated from.


Polyvocal Tongue The presentation will focus on relational ethics and polyvocality in performative text. It will also explore the use of plural languages in a play, looking at how a polylingual praxis can open up new aesthetic potential in playwrighting and in artistic research in general.


TRANSPOSITIONS— JAR, Mette Edvardsen and modular diaries At the start, the idea for an artistic research conversation with Mette Edvardsen did not spring out of the topics shortlisted for the conference—hospitality, vulnerability and care—but a book that she had co-edited, and dropped in my shelf.

Panel Discussion

The Ethics of Vulnerability and Artistic Research

Any ethical framework must take account of the vulnerability of the human condition. This is significant in all creative endeavours – especially in artistic practice and the teaching of it – since the very act of creating something and putting it out into the world is an expression of vulnerability.