duration : 90'
‘When I sit in an audience, I’m sometimes more curious about the people around me, than about what’s actually happening on stage’. Kate McIntosh’s remarkable admission is coherent with her approach, which specifically addresses participation and performance as a social experiment where the stage-audience divide is removed. With In Many Hands, the artist steps away from the stage to create a collective laboratory, inviting the audience to test, touch, listen, search and sniff. In this sensory paradise, where every object conspires to arouse curiosity, an unspoken form of communication emerges. Follow your nose!
balise 04 – friday august 18th, 09:00 pm and after the performance, cour de l'Usine
meeting and discussion (in french) about In Many Hands
concept, direction: Kate McIntosh / developed in collaboration with: Arantxa Martinez, Josh Rutter / presented with: Lucie Schroeder / sound: John Avery / light & technique: Joëlle Reyns / technical direction tour: Michele Piazzi / artistic advice: Dries Douibi, Gary Stevens / studio Assistance: Lucie Schroeder / drawings: Daria Gatti / production: Sarah Parolin, Linda Sepp / finances & distribution: Ingrid Vranken Production / assistance: Jana Durnez, Anneliese Ostertag, Mara Kirchberg / produced by: SPIN / coproduction: PACT Zollverein (DE), Parc de la Villette (FR), Kaaitheater (BE), Vooruit Kunstencentrum (BE), BIT Teatergarasjen (NO), Black Box Teater (NO), Schauspiel Leipzig (DE), far° festival des arts vivants (CH), House on Fire Network (EU), and the Open Latitudes Network (EU) / Supported by: Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN), Pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats (BE), Tanzfabrik (DE) / SPIN is structurally supported by BUDA Kunstencentrum for the period 2017 – 2021 / thanks: Tom Bruwier, Martin Pilz, Andrea Parolin
about the artist : Kate McIntosh (New Zealand, 1974) creates work in a variety of different media, such as performance, theatre, video and installation. Her previous performances at Kaaitheater include Dark Matter (2009), Untried Untested (2012) and All Ears (2013). She is a member of Spin, an artist-run production and research platform in Brussels. Both humour and the link with science and experimentation are elements that frequently crop up in Kate’s work. From 2017 to 2021 Kate McIntosh is artist in residence at Kaaitheater Brussels.