How to do things with performance

This academic project asks what can be done with performance. What actualises when a performance takes place, when it is documented, and when it is written about?


How To Do Things with Performance?

research day recordings

Below you'll find abstracts, photos & video recordings from the Research Days organized by the How To Do Things with Performance? project.


Annette Arlander, DA, är konstnär, forskare och pedagog. För närvarande är hon professor i performance, konst och teori vid Forskningscentret på Stockholms Konstnärliga Högskola och gästforskare vid Konstuniversitetets Bildkonstakademi.








Hanna Järvinen is university lecturer at the Performing Arts Research Centre, run by the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. She has a PhD in cultural history from the University of Turku. She also holds an MA degree in performance research from New York University. Her specialty is dance research.








Pilvi Porkola has a Doctor of Art (theatre and drama) and is a performance artist, writer and the founder of magazine Esitys. Among other things she has taught performance, contemporary theatre and performance studies as well as written and directed several performances and short films. 








Tero Nauha, performance artist and visual artist, holds a Doctor of Art (theatre and drama). Nauha’s doctoral dissertation at the Theatre Academy of the Universitay of the Arts Helsinki took a critical look at the relationship between artistic work and immanent capitalism. Nauha’s artistic work has been performed at several theatres and festivals both in Finland and around Europe.