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Kate McIntosh

Kate McIntosh

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  • Live performance
  • Condition Publique (Roubaix)
  • 45 min
  • Gratuit, réservation conseillée


In Worktable, Kate McIntosh invites the audience to confront society’s demands for profusion and productivity common of late … then to subvert them, hammer in hand. 

Worktable takes place in a succession of sketches. “Sign up, come in, stay as long as you like.” Inside there is a whole pile of objects: shoes, alarm clocks, watches, umbrellas, more — all waiting for you. Instructions, equipment and protective goggles are ready for you to get to work. You get to decide how to take things apart, folding or separating them.

We provide the hammer, the rest is up to you.

Enjoy, and get to work!


Accessibility information :
Moving the public, distribution of noise-cancelling headphones

Within the framework of at la Condition Publique.

Upon presentation of a Latitudes Contemporaines ticket, benefit from a reduced rate for the visit of the exhibitions Urbain-es and Des futurs désirables at the Condition Publique.


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), In Many Hands (2016) and To Speak Light Pours Out (2020). Her installation works include the video-installation De-Placed (2008 with Eva Meyer-Keller), and the interactive-installation Worktable (2011).

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 of SPIN – an artist-run production and research platform in Brussels, which also organizes public gatherings for knowledge exchange.


Concept and direction – Kate McIntosh

Technical coordination – Anda Skrejane & Clare Noonan

Production – Sarah Parolin

Produced by – SPIN

Worktable was commissioned in the frame of the event ‘Performance Is a Dirty Work’ funded by Roehampton University.

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