Doctoral research: Tero Nauha

In his doctoral research Tero Nauha develops models for thinking and practice where artistic research and practice become critical tools against the presumed immanence of capitalism.

The research consists of three artistic works which create a critical inquiry on the biopolitical management of subjectivity. It produces a critical argument counter to the philosophical assertions of schizoanalysis being one of the first inquiries in artistic research where the post-structural theory of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari is set in the context of immaterial labour and political theory of the post-industrial capitalism.

Tero Nauha is a performance and visual artist whose artistic works have been presented at various venues around Europe. He has presented his research at leading conferences in the field and published peer-reviewed articles and other texts internationally. In 2015 he published his first fiction book Heresy & Provocation for the Swedish publishing house Förlaget. Nauha has also been working in an interdisciplinary field between artists, political scientists, and economists in mollecular organization and at the Future Art Base, Aalto University.

Doctoral research Schizoproduction: Artistic research and performance in the context of immanent capitalism will be publicly examined (in English) Friday January 29th, 2016 at 12 o’clock by opponents docent, Doctor of Social Sciences Juhani Vähämäki (University of Eastern Finland) and PhD Simon O'Sullivan (Goldsmiths, University of London). Custos/Monitor of the public examination is Professor in Artistic Research Annette Arlander. Place: Theatre Academy (Auditorium 1, Haapaniemenkatu 6, Helsinki).

The doctoral research has been published in the Theatre Academy's Acta Scenica series. It will be displayed 10 days prior to the public examination at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki's library.