Performance: “Man-a-machine: Schizoproduction“ by Tero Nauha


Moderation: Eva Maria Gauß (Performer and Senior Researcher University of Marburg)

Tero Nauha’s artistic research is contextualized in modern bio-politics, where artistic practice is one of the fields where affective and immaterial labor is the major line of value production. His performance will be an inquiry of the affective, carnal, sexual, instrumental, material, and discursive connotations of life–exploration on dandyism, excess, oppression, and the embodiment of capitalism. Nauha presents schizo-analysis as a device, which may be used in performance practice, performance pedagogy, or as a tool to investigate forces, which constitute subjectivities and bodies.

Tero Nauha (born 1970) is a performance and visual artist. He has studied fine arts at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and at present is finishing his PhD in Artistic Research at The Theatre Academy of University of the Arts Helsinki. He has presented his research at the ‘Performance Studies international’ and ‘Performance and Philosophy’ conferences. His research interests are subjectivity and performance in the context of post-industrial capitalism. Recent articles of him can be found online in the RUUKKU and JAR peer-review magazines. His artistic works have been presented in CSW Kronika in Bytom (PL), Performance Matters in London (UK), New Performance Turku festival and Kiasma Theatre in Helsinki (FI) among several other venues.

This performance will take place together with the performance “Soil“ by Essi Kausalainen.