Untried Untested is an experimental room with bodies and other objects. The performers carry out candid examinations on the objects, themselves and each other. The naïvety of their experiments masks a determination to discover new relations. This brings them into situations that are funny, unexpected and sometimes dangerous.
Kate McIntosh made earlier the performances Dark Matter and Loose Promise, in which she mainly explored the power of text and imagination. With Untried Untested she focuses on the materiality of bodies and objects.
I wondered lately why we're so sure of our difference to the rest of the material world - why we count ourselves as separate and a little more alive? I wondered how pragmatic + profitable utility came to define so many of our exchanges with the world, and with each other? I wanted to look again, to break some assumptions... Kate McIntosh