An artistic researchers journey and the doctorate: Tero Nauha (FI)
Tero Nauha was in the first cohort of students to undertake the national doctoral programme in artistic research at the Performing Arts Research Centre of the Theatre Academy at University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland.
At ADiE’s Talking Thinking Dancing event, 7 June, Nauha presented the latest incarnation of A Performance from Fictioning – an inquiry on positions, decisions and postures of performance.
In his artistic practice Tero Nauha explores how performance can challenge discursive forms of thought, such as philosophy. By bringing a constantly shifting ‘apparatus’ on stage he moves away from economically determined realms. In this relational space the potentials formed by the organic and inorganic and the material and immaterial constantly assemble meaning, but still refuse to be attached to production or consumption. How can performance exist without relying on positions and capture? How does performance think what it is performing, and perform what it is thinking? The infinitely incomplete processes elude all hierarchic and linear organization, creating a rhizomatic machinery of constantly shifting and transforming potentials.
A conversation between Tero Nauha and Leena Rouhiainen (FI).
In an extended interview / conversation Professor Leena Rouhiainen explores with Tero thoughts about how the doctoral experience may change an artist’s practice. The discussion reveals an evolving practice and a post-doctoral perspective.
Dr. Tero Nauha was in the first cohort of students to undertake the national doctoral programme in artistic research (TAhTO) at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. He completed his artistic doctorate Schizoproduction: Artistic Research and Performance in the Context of Immanent Capitalism in early 2016, and published his first fiction novel Heresy & Provocation in 2015. His performance art projects have been presented at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Theatrediscounter in Berlin, CSW Kronika in Bytom, Performance Matters in London, and at the New Performance Festival in Turku, among other venues. After his graduation, Tero has continued his engagement with artistic research as a postdoctoral researcher in the project ‘How to do Things with Performance’ at the Theatre Academy and as a Postdoctoral fellow in the Arts at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. http://teronauha.com/