rethinking why performance matters through the matter of performance
3. Potentials of Performance

Life in Bytom

This dialogue project involves a small group of individuals - unemployed, self-employed, artists, other professionals or skill-less people – in the Polish town of Bytom. Bytom has quickly shifted away from industrialism and embraced neoliberal market capitalism. My aim is to research “life” or the “contamination of life” in neoliberal capitalist post-soviet context. A number of workshops organized for a group of people in Bytom will generate various documentary material: notebooks, digital photos, audio recordings and video material. These materials will focus on the relations that participants have with objects, devices and machines, in other words new products feel alien in their environments. I will be meeting this group in several sessions individually and in workshops during a period of six months. Their notes and materials will become a material for solo performance experiments. I will use Deleuze and Guattari’s schizoanalysis as a tool to approach this material affectively, and eventually produce an installation-performance in the Kronika gallery in Bytom, from mid-October to end of November in 2012.

Click here to read Tero‘s blog entries for this project.

See also www.teronauha.com/life-in-bytom