Presented by Arts House and SPIN
7.30pm, Thu 3 Sep
7.30pm, Fri 4 Sep
7.30pm, Sat 5 Sep
5pm, Sun 6 Sep
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
New Zealand-born, Brussels-based artist, Kate McIntosh, creates an improvised laboratory for unusual recordings and acoustic experiments, using everyday objects and materials. Chairs are dragged, paper is torn, glasses are toppled; sounds are recorded and played back along the way.
As curious scientist, mischievous questioner and eclectic storyteller, McIntosh creates a distinctive journey made of parables, fragments and jokes: of human and animal behaviour, of crowd control and linguistics, politics and group dynamics, birds and traffic jams, societies and social interactions.
In the silences in between, questions arise about who we are alone and how we are together; about what it might take to change a culture, and what we might miss in the push for self-sufficiency.
McIntosh is fascinated with destruction and creation, sense and nonsense, the whole and the fractured. With both lucidity and off-beat humour, All Ears beautifully balances on the thin line between experiment and entertainment.
Concept, Text & Performance:
Pascale Petralia, Tim Etchells
Now score courtesy Tim Etchells
Supported by – All Ears is a House On Fire Project, supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union, the Flemish Community, and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Robin Junicke