BAM Artist Lab

Seminar: We Just Don’t Know

Co-presented by BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group

With Kate McIntosh

In conjunction with In Many Hands

Part of Artist Lab

Artist Kate McIntosh offers a playful, provocative seminar on scientific thinking and the use of imagination in the arts. Beginning with a performance lecture, the class comprises an investigative experiment-game for participants, who are invited to reexamine our understanding of reality—to see how the way that we name things and use metaphor is key to our perception of the world.

McIntosh engages individuals’ natural curiosity in positing several questions: How can artistic thought processes be disturbing and useful for our factual, inventive, and scientific ideas? What is a healthy suspicion of the poverty of metaphors? What happens when we attempt to show what we know?

About Artist Lab

Led by an artist performing on BAM’s stages, these two- to three-hour small group workshops and creative conversations are uniquely crafted to offer greater insight into an artist’s process and deepen your experience of a related production. This season we feature a range of participatory experiences, including artist workshops, creative conversations, and seminars.

Artist Labs are geared towards practicing artists though do not require advanced level in any one discipline or skill set.

Artist Lab programs are open to artists with and without disabilities. Modifications and additional support are available on site as needed and we invite you to share any ways in which we can best support your experience during the registration process.


Purchase an Artist Lab subscription package, move outside of your established practice, and learn from artists across disciplines: $25/class, $60 for 3 classes

Seminar: We Just Don’t Know

December 13, 2018 11:00 am

$25, $20 with an artist lab subscription (3 or more artist lab programs)

In conjunction with "In Many Hands" from BAM's 2019 Next Wave. Co-presented by BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group.