Kate McIntosh [NZ/BE]

Worktable

Worktable
Worktable

24.10 – 28.10.2018

Worktable is an installation with various rooms that you explore one by one. Once inside, you are given instructions, equipment, safety goggles, and materials that you can use. It's up to you to decide how things come apart: Kate McIntosh gives you a hammer, you do the rest.

The work of artist-in-residence Kate McIntosh transcends the boundaries of performance, theatre, video, and installation. The striking thing about her productions is that she always bridges the distance between the performers and the audience, as well as her preference for theatrical images. She is presenting three productions in the space of one week, playfully balancing on the intersection between science, entertainment, experiment, vaudeville, philosophy, and eclectic stories. Welcome to Kate’s universe!

‘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


concept and direction Kate McIntosh | technical coordination Clare Noonan | production Sarah Parolin | produced by SPIN | commissioned in the frame of the event 'Performance Is a Dirty Work' funded by Roehampton University | thanks to Bruno Roubicek, Hester Chillingworth, Caroline Daish, Palli Banine, Ant Hampton, Joe Kelleher, Tim Etchells, Adrian Heathfield, Simon Bay

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