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16 - 25/06/2017

photo Kate McIntosh
Galleryphoto Kate McIntosh
  • Worktable is a live installation, open to visitors for several hours or days.

    Worktable takes place in a series of rooms - you must sign in to enter and you can stay as long as you like. Once inside there are instructions, equipment and safety goggles so you can get to work - it's up to you to decide how things come apart, and how they fall back together.

    Sign in and get to work!

    "Simple in conception but exceptional in its execution… 'Worktable' is an enlightening and active meditation on the endless artistic cycle of tearing down and rebuilding. It may be easy to get lost in the highs and lows of this process in real time, but the distillation of the process McIntosh provides in her installation puts it all in perspective." - Stephen Eckert, Contemporary Performance, New York 08/01/17

    "I was in the zone, and I only realise it now" - feedback from Worktable participant

    "The object becomes a totem to the potential that we all hold to continue the cycle of destruction and renewal of ideas and objects, with all the pathos and hope that entails." - James Smith, thisistomorrow.info, 10/10/15

  • Kate McIntosh (1974) is a Brussels-based artist who practices across the boundaries of performance, theatre, video and installation.

    Her works often focus on the physicality of both performer and audience, the manipulation of objects and materials, and the development of direct relations with and between audience members. Kate's practice is guided by her ongoing fascinations with the misuse of objects, playfulness with the public, a love of theatrical images and an off-beat humour.

    Originally from New Zealand and trained in dance - since 2004 Kate has developed an internationally recognized body of stage and trans-disciplinary work which tours extensively in Europe as well as to Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.

    Her stage works include the performance solos All Natural (2004), Loose Promise (2007), and All Ears (2013) and the group performances Hair From the Throat (2006), Dark Matter (2009), Untried Untested (2012), In Stereo (2015 with Bree Van Reyk) and In Many Hands (2016). Her installation works include the video-installation De-Placed (2008 with Eva Meyer-Keller), and the interactive-installation Worktable (2011).

    Within these creations she has invited collaborators such as Tim Etchells, Eva Meyer-Keller, Jo Randerson, Lilia Mestre, Charo Calvo, Diederik Peeters, Minna Tiikkainen, Mikko Hynninen, John Avery and many more.

    She is currently an artist in residence at Kaaitheater in Brussels.

    Beside her own practice, Kate was a founding member of the Belgian performance collective and punkrock band Poni, and has collaborated as a performer with many directors including Tim Etchells (UK), Wendy Houstoun (UK), Antonia Baehr (DE), and Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre.

Kate holds an MRes in Performance and Creative Research from Roehampton University (UK) and regularly teaches performance practice within various university courses.

    Kate is also a founding member (together with Diederik Peeters, Hans Bryssinck and Ingrid Vranken) of SPIN - an artist-run production and research platform in Brussels, which also organizes public gatherings for knowledge exchange.

    For further information please visit: www.spinspin.be