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In Many Hands


In Many Hands begins with the everyday ritual of washing one’s hands. This is followed by a 90-minute sensitisation, a sharpening of perception, in which the audience feels forward into the unknown with their own hands. What develops over the course of the evening is both dramatic and exhilarating for the participants, unknown to each other until now: a feeling of community and the rediscovery of the most direct of human experiences, primarily the sense of touch, but also those of sight and hearing.

The performance artist Kate McIntosh, who comes from New Zealand and lives in Brussels, has developed a series of aesthetically sensual situations – an invitation to try out, feel, smell and listen and no speech.

Between laboratory, interactive exhibition and personal sensitivity, In Many Hands is a space of artistic exploration and a unique field of sensory experimentation. Kate McIntosh is fascinated by the inclusion of the audience in her works, by imaging a social space in which individuals are able to sound out both their ability to act and a commonality. In this meditative expedition full of playfulness and unconventional humour, the participants encounter the physical world with a new awareness, as if for the first time.

Concept & Direction Kate McIntosh
Collarboration and performance Kate McIntosh, Arantxa Martinez, Josh Rutter

Rehearsal assistant Lucie Schroeder

Duration 1h 30min

Main Event: > Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen 2019 - all the infos
Event(s): 25.05.2019 
from 21:00 to 22:30 o'clock
from 14:00 to 15:30 o'clock
from 17:30 to 19:00 o'clock

Galerie Herrenhausen

  • Herrenhäuser Straße 3a
  • 30419 Hannover
Tickets 19,00 €
reduced tickets 9,50
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Blick in den schmuckvollen Hauptsaal der Galerie Herrenhausen © Hassan Mahramzadeh