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 town’s mining past ran. 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 lecture that serves as a reminder of the hardship of mining.

About the Artist

Tero Nauha is an artist and the professor in Live Art and Performance Studies (LAPS), Uniarts Helsinki. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Academy of Finland funded postdoctoral research project ‘How To Do Things With Performance?’, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies in 2017.

In 2015, he published his first fiction novel Heresy & Provocation for a Swedish publishing house Förlaget.

His primary research interests include the relationships between economics, artistic research, performative practices and writing. It focuses on the complex narratives that tie together global financialization and its effect on the social sphere and the cultural knowledge production.

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.