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WORKTABLE

Kate McIntosh

Worktable is an invitation to destroy everyday objects. Spectators are kitted out with work tools, protective goggles and workbenches so that they can smash up or tenderly break apart teapots, umbrellas, alarm clocks, newspapers and so on.

Biography

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.

Credits

concept and direction Kate McIntosh

technical coordination Clare Noonan

production Sarah Parolin

production SPIN

Thanks to Bruno Roubicek, Hester Chillingworth, Caroline Daish, Palli Banine, Ant Hampton, Joe Kelleher, Tim Etchells, Adrian Heathfield, Simon Bayly