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Kate McIntosh (NZ/BE)


9. mars – 11. mars 2017
16. mars – 18. mars 2017

Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival

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Worktable is an ongoing live installation 

that contemplates and completes acts of creation and destruction using every day, domestic objects. You´re welcome to visit for a short or long time. Open for several hours every day, the installation takes place in a series of rooms.

Once inside you are given instructions and equipment so you can get to work quickly. It’s up to you to decide how things come apart, and how they come back together. You can hack to pieces or dismantle a teacup, umbrella, alarm clock or newspaper. With an instruction manual under your arm – one spectator at a time – you are on your way to facing up to your own responsibility.

“There is no doubt there is a strangely therapeutic feeling to reconstituting an object, as if you are apologizing to it somehow, and to perhaps everything you have intentionally and unnoticingly broken in your life. 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”. This is Tomorrow, Contemporary Art Magazine

March 9 – 11 and March 16 – 18
between 14 and 20.

Free entrance. No booking required. Show up at any time and register at the door.

Entrance every 15 minutes. Last entrance at 19.

Duration: 45 – 90 minutes according to your own wish

We also present Worktable for Kids

Kate McIntosh is an artist working across the boundaries of performance, theatre, video and installation. From New Zealand and originally trained in dance, she has performed internationally since 1995. Since 2004 she has focused on directing her own work including solos, installation work and working in collaborations with other artists such as Tim Etchells, Eva Meyer-Keller, Jo Randerson, Lilia Mestre, Charo Calvo, Diederik Peeters, and many more. Kate has directed several short videos and she was a founding member of the Belgian performance collective and punkrock band Poni. She is a founding member of SPIN: the artist-run production and research platform based in Brussels.

Concept and realization: Kate McIntosh. Production: SPIN. 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.


Take me back to the Festival Program: here