Sense by Kate McIntosh

with Samara Editions (NZ/IT) - performances by post

"The very opposite of “Don’t try this at home"". Kate McIntosh

Varighet: As long as you want.
A performance in a box. Meant for you to perform wherever, with whomever you like to share this unique experience with. The performance is part of the Bastard festival 2023.
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Welcome to a performance contained in a small box! The box can be opened and experienced where it feels most natural to you - alone or together with others. You are both performer and audience in this show, created by artist Kate McIntosh in collaboration with Samara Editions. Take your time, explore the contents. There is no rush and no “right way” to do this.

After commissioning works to artists Chiara Bersani, Tamara Cubas and Jenna Sutela, co-produced and presented by/at Spielart festival in Munich, Black Box Theatre in Oslo, Kampnagel in Hamburg, Spring Festival in Utrecht among others, Samara commissions a new creation by Kate McIntosh.

Kate McIntosh creates work in a variety of different media, such as performance, theater, video and installation. Both humor and the link with science and experimentation are elements that frequently pop up in Kate’s work. Her practice is guided by her ongoing fascination with misusing objects, and creating playful relations between spectators. More info:

For Samara Editions Kate designs a box containing a subtle collection of sensory stimulants that are designed to open and rearrange perception of everyday events. The proposal unfolds in three parts:
- an olfactory exploration that can create confusion about what species we are, realized with parfum artist Nathan Taare,
- a ritual that turns your heart in a disco ball
- a pocket card sensory game to create unexpected interactions among unknown hands, illustrated by Maria Giulia Chistolini, aka Accappatoio.

The kit is very simple, can be carried with us, practices can be activated on our own or in a shared experience. An invitation to let us be surprised by the materiality and performativity of our (and others) bodies, to listen, explore and play with our senses.

The boxes can be picked up at Rosendal Theatre during the Bastard Festival from 26-29. April.

PS: If you cannot physically get to Rosendal Theatre during the festival, contact us at or call us on 920 70 450, and we will send you the box by post (if there are any left).

"What a beautiful invitation I received from Samara: to design a box of surprises that audiences can open when they want, where they live - the very opposite of “Don’t try this at home”".

Discover this box in your own time, and share with whoever you like. Take it with you on your travels and try it with as many people as you can - the more friends and strangers do it, the more surprising it may get." Kate McIntosh

By Kate McIntosh with Samara Editions - performances by post
Illustrations Maria Giulia Chistolini, aka Accappatoio
Scent development Nathan Taare
Scent Consultation The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Thanks to Arantxa Martinez, Josh Rutter and Sarah Parolin
Team Samara Editions Eva Neklyaeva, Marco Cendron, Lisa Gilardino
Produced by Samara Editions - performances by post in collaboration with SPIN (Brussels)
Co-produced by Rosendal Teater
Supported by Kone Foundation and Finnish Cultural Foundation

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