Tero Nauha

Work for Live Art Denmark
2012: “Life in Bytom” at Samtalekøkken

Life in Bytom
Tero Nauha presented a performance from an ongoing series about capitalism, which he developed during a residency in the small Polish mining town of Bytom. He worked with a simple set up of two tables, two speakers and a projection screen in the back, where a slide show of images from the mining past runs. Dressed all in black he reports about his work in and about Bytom. So far, everything looks like a scholarly lecture. But while he speaks, Tero moves a small pile of pieces of coal with his mouth across his desk, and later on to the floor, adding an element of uneasyness to his performance that serves as a reminder of the hardship of mining.

About the Artist
Tero Nauha is a performance artist, professor in Performance Art and Theory (LAPS) at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, and a fellow at the postdoctoral research project ‘How To Do Things With Performance?’, funded by the Academy of Finland. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies in 2017. He defended his doctoral research at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts in Helsinki in January 2016. In 2015, he published his first fiction novel “Heresy & Provocation” for Swedish publishing house Förlaget.

Information on his work can be found on Tero’s website.

Om liveart_dk

Liveart.dk was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. The organisation is equally inspired by the imaginative and entertaining English Live Art tradition as by the theoretical and political German theatre tradition. We have organised 10 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and over 40 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation. We collaborate with theatres, music venues, art museums and festivals in Denmark and internationally.