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Kate McIntosh: In Many Hands

Presented by Contemporary Arts Center & Cincinnati Arts Association

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  • Dates
    Apr 12 - 14 , 2018
  • Venue
    Aronoff Center
  • Location
    Fifth Third Bank Theater
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  • Ticket Prices
    $ 18.00 Advance

Kate McIntosh: In Many Hands

Presented by Contemporary Arts Center & Cincinnati Arts Association

How do we learn about the world? What shifts our views? What do our senses teach us? ‘In Many Hands’ is a real-time exploration of reflection-through-doing.

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, 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, 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 newest 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 safari, part sensotopia - 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 humor.

'Kate McIntosh connects the people in her audience without having a word exchanged - without even knowing each other's faces.' – tumult


This presentation of In Many Hands is generously supported by the Goethe-Institut
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Thu, Apr 12, 2018 - 8:00PM
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