• Black Box teater
  • Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival
  • 10–19 March 2022
  • 10 days of Live Art experiences
  • Kate McIntosh
  • To Speak Light Pours Out
  • Friday 11, 21.00–22.30
  • Saturday 12, 17.00–18.30

They say when we’re all in the same space listening together, our heartbeats might end up synchronizing.
But our breathing will not, our breathing will stay polyrhythmic. 
They say listening might be the most complex of all human behaviours.
To listen is a state of tension.
(Listening across difference.)
(Listening further than you can see.)
– Kate McIntosh

Mixing the work of different writers, composers and performers, To Speak Light Pours Out is a performance that immerses the audience in a powerful listening space; creating a sonic world that channels the energy of rhythms, voices, texts, and their meanings. 

With the physical pleasure and disorientation of polyrhythmic beats and the raw energy of voices that layer up sonic and spoken images, the tensions are both political and poetic, liberating and activating. 

To Speak Light Pours Out is an invitation to enjoy the sharp energies of positive disturbance and resolute possibility, a shout-out to the lust for transformation, resistance, and new shapes of being. 

Kate McIntosh is an artist who practices across the boundaries of performance, theater, video and installation. She has visited Black Box teater earlier with the works Worktable and In Many Hands.

Norwegian premiere.
Duration: 90 minutes.
In English.

13 March / 12.00–15.00
Workshop with Kate McIntosh & Ghyslaine Gau

  • A project by Kate McIntosh in collaboration with Ghyslaine Gau, Arantxa Martinez, Anja Müller, Stina Fors.
  • Light design: Minna Tiikkainen.
  • Sound design: Stefan Schneider.
  • Stage realisation & studio assistance: Anda Skrejane.
  • Music composition: Katharina Ernst, Beatrice Graf.
  • Text by or inspired by a.o. Season Butler, Jo Randerson, Rebecca Tamás, Bek Coogan, Paul B. Preciado, Tim Etchells, Astrid Korporaal, Elders of the Hopi Nation, Alice MacKenzie, Ebba Petrén
  • Production direction: Sarah Parolin.
  • Light, sound, stage direction: Michele Piazzi.
  • Technical support: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo.
  • Administration: Laura Deschepper.
  • Artistic advice: Tim Etchells, Sarah Parolin.
  • Cooks: Hìla Lahav, Silvia Feliziani, Wim May.
  • A production by: S P I N vzw.
  • Co-production: Kaaitheater (Brussels), Vooruit Kunstencentrum (Gent), BUDA Kunstencentrum (Kortrijk), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt Am Main), Residenz Schauspiel Leipzig (Leipzig), Black Box teater (Oslo), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Rosendal Teater (Trondheim), SPRING (Utrecht), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna).
  • Funded by: Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie. Supported by: NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Residency: Tanzfabrik (Berlin), Centrale Fies_Passo Nord (Dro).