Kate McIntosh: In Many Hands
In Many Hands
With “In Many Hands” Kate McIntosh 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.
Kate McIntosh is a Brussels-based artist who practices across the boundaries of performance, theatre, video and installation. Her works often focus on the physicality of both performer and audience, the manipulation of objects and materials, and the development of direct relations with and between audience members. McIntosh’s practice is guided by her ongoing fascinations with the misuse of objects, playfulness with the public, a love of theatrical images and an off-beat humour.
The show is realised in co-operation with Baltic Circle. Ticket sales start on September 13.
ca. 90 min
Location & accessibility
Cirko – Uuden sirkuksen keskus
+18, children over 12 with an adult
Concept & Direction
Developed in collaboration with
Arantxa Martinez, Josh Rutter
Sarah Parolin, Linda Sepp
Produced in Helsinki in collaboration with
Cirko – Center for New Circus
Visit supported by
TelepART Mobility Support
Light & technology
Technical direction during the tour
Michele Piazzi, Koen De Saeger
Dries Douibi, Gary Stevens
Jana Durnez, Anneliese Ostertag, Mara Kirchberg
Laura Deschepper, Ingrid Vranken
PACT Zollverein, Parc de la Villette, Kaaitheater, Vooruit Kunstencentrum , BIT Teatergarasjen, Black Box Teater, Schauspiel Leipzig, théâtre Garonne – scène européenne, far° festival des arts vivants, House on Fire Network, and the Open Latitudes Network.
Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ, Pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats, Tanzfabrik SPIN is structurally supported by BUDA Kunstencentrum for the period 2017–2021.
Tom Bruwier, Martin Pilz, Andrea Parolin