Kate McIntosh: Worktable
March 10 – 13, 2021
BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway
Worktable is a live installation, open to visitors for several 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.
We provide the hammer, you do the rest.
Sign in and get to work!
Concept and direction: Kate McIntosh
Technical coordination: Clare Noonan & Anda Skrejane
Production: Sarah Parolin
Produced by: SPIN
With thanks to – Bruno Roubicek, Hester Chillingworth, Caroline Daish, Palli Banine, Ant Hampton, Joe Kelleher, Tim Etchells, Adrian Heathfield, Simon Bayly
Kate McIntosh is a Brussels-based artist who works across the boundaries of performance, theatre, video and installation. Originally from New Zealand and trained in dance – since 2004 Kate has developed an internationally recognized body of stage and transdisciplinary work. Her stage works include the performances All Ears (2013), Dark Matter (2009), and In Many Hands (2016). Her installation works include the interactive-installation Worktable (2011). Within her 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.
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 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
The version in Bergen will be the 40th time this is arranged, and the first time without the artist present, due to current pandemic.