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Seminar: WE JUST DON'T KNOW

Kate McIntosh

We Just Don't Know - Finding Ways to Loosen Certainties

At this seminar, the group is offered an experiment in thinking. Our questions circle around the apparent clash between the logic of scientific thinking and the imagination of the arts - and how these might disturb and stimulate each other. Both science and art rely heavily on metaphor to concretise abstract ideas - and these metaphors become necessary invitations to re-examine our understanding of reality. The way we name things, and our freedom to do so, is key to our perception of the world. Therefore to engage in any major shift of world-view (or to stimulate one), it is essential that we are skilled and flexible in our use of metaphor - in our naming of things...

How can an artistic thought process be disturbing and useful for our factual, inventive and scientific ideas? What is a healthy suspicion of the poverty of metaphors? What happens when we attempt to 'show' what we 'know'?

In this seminar Kate McIntosh gives an individual and playful provocation on these questions. The event begins with a performance lecture, and concludes with an investigative experiment-game for the participants.


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photo: Dirk Rose, dirkrose.com
CREDITS

Concept, text and delivery:

Kate McIntosh


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Concept, text and delivery:

Kate McIntosh

Originally commissioned by PACT Zollverein (DE) for the 'Explorationen 10' conference

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DATES

17.01.2017
Sector 2337 with Goethe Institut, Chicago (USA)

26.07.2012
Parque Cultural, Valparaíso (Chile)

19.11.2010
Cells Festival, Hebbel Am Uffer, Berlin (DE)

09.11.2010
Goethe Institut Conference, PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE)

02.11.2010
Grand Theater, Groningen (NL)

11.06.2010
Explorationen10 Symposium, PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE)