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In Many Hands (2016)

Recent visitors to Kate McIntosh's works have been involved in many ways. Some broke apart domestic objects and made new inventions from the fragments ('Worktable' installation 2011). Other audiences examined a kind of collectivity - throwing furniture across the stage, uniting as an orchestra of rain-makers, collecting their own bacteria, and imagining themselves as birds ('All Ears' performance 2013).

The invitations in these works sprang from Kate's ongoing curiosity to bodily involve an audience, and to imagine a social space where individuals might explore their own agency as well as a communality. Her new project 'In Many Hands' wades further into these experiences.

With 'In Many Hands' Kate dives into the tactile and the multi-sensory, inviting the audience to test, touch, listen, search and sniff. This project steps away from the stage - instead bringing the audience into a series of aesthetic sensory situations, and inviting them to experiment with materials and encounter physical phenomena themselves. If one really does learn-by-doing, then what's learned here is a sensitization of nerves, a tuning of attention, a priming of curiosity. 'In Many Hands' is part laboratory, part expedition, part meditation - as it unfolds, visitors take their time to engage and explore as they wish, following their noses and curiosities.

As always, Kate's work is guided by her ongoing fascinations with the misuse of objects, playfulness with the audience and an off-beat humour.


"... develops a subtle and intelligent community." - Bettine Trouwborst, WAZ, 18/10/16 

"After about 45 minutes, there is probably no one in the room whose hands are not completely filthy… A rare and wonderful offer to concentrate on yourself without losing sight of your fellow human beings." - Lisa Kerlin, kultur.kino.ruhr, 17/10/16

"Kate McIntosh connects the people in her audience without having a word exchanged - without even knowing each other's faces." - Rozemarijn van Kalmthout, tumult, 10/11/16


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In Many Hands _ photo: Mandy-Lyn / unknown
CREDITS

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

Production assistance: Jana Durnez, Anneliese Ostertag, Mara Kirchberg

Produced by: SPIN




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A project from: Kate McIntosh
Performance collaborators: 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

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, Pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats (BE), Tanzfabrik (DE)
and supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.

SPIN is structurally supported by BUDA Kunstencentrum for the period 2017 - 2021.

Thanks to: Tom Bruwier, Martin Pilz, Andrea Parolin

SPIN is structurally supported by BUDA Kunstencentrum for the period 2013 - 2016. - See more at: http://spinspin.be/proj.php?id=169&cat=14&title=ALL%20EARS#sthash.MHTr3bUt.dpuf

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DATES

18 - 19.08.2017
Far Festival, Nyon (CH)

23 - 24.06.2017
Malta Festival, Poznan (PL)

16 - 17.06.2017
Latitudes Contemporains, Lille (F)

10 - 11.06.2017
Mousonturm, Frankfurt (D)

27 - 28.05.2017
Figurentheaterfestival, Erlangen (D)

31 - 01.04.2017
Kaaitheater / Performatik, Brussels (BE)

16 - 17.03.2017
BIT teatergarasjen, Bergen (NO)

10 - 11.03.2017
Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival, Oslo, (NO)

02 - 03.03.2017
Le Phénix, Valenciennes (F)

17 - 18.02.2017
Kunstencentrum Buda, Kortrijk (B)

09 - 10.11.2016
Vooruit Kunstencentrum, Gent (BE)

02 - 03.11.2016
Schauspiel Leipzig, Leipzig (DE)

28 - 29.10.2016
Schauspiel Leipzig, Leipzig (DE)

14 - 15.10.2016
PREMIERE / Pact Zollverein, Essen (DE)