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.