Worktable

Kate McIntosh
Installation, 2011

Concept and direction Kate McIntosh

Technical coordination Clare Noonan, Anda Skrejane

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.

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Worktable is a live installation, open to visitors for several hours or 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 and fall together.

Sign in and get to work!

"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 08/01/17

"I was in the zone, and I only realise it now" - Worktable visitor

"So much energy released and gained" - Worktable visitor

"I couldn't stop laughing incredulously" - Worktable visitor

"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." - James Smith, thisistomorrow.info, 10/10/15

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Upcoming

20-22.12.2019
25-12.10.2019

Past

18-07.07.2019
09-12.05.2019
08-12.05.2019
21-03.03.2019
14-25.11.2018
24-28.10.2018
27-30.06.2018
22-24.06.2018
14-18.03.2018
13-25.03.2018
08-18.11.2017
15-18.09.2017
24-02.09.2017
09-19.08.2017
20-24.06.2017
09-18.03.2017
05-09.01.2017
06-10.12.2016
17-24.09.2016
01-04.06.2016
17-28.11.2015
05-08.11.2015
25-27.06.2015
08-12.04.2015
25-27.03.2015
23-29.03.2015
23-29.08.2014
07-18.05.2014
06-06.04.2014

Festival BO:M, Yokohama (JP)

03-06.10.2013
27-29.09.2013
17-21.07.2013
21-23.06.2013
18-22.06.2013
05-06.04.2013
14-17.02.2013
05-09.05.2012
15-16.09.2012

BUDA Kunstencentrum, Kortrijk (BE)

28-01.09.2012
20-21.05.2011

Battersea Arts Centre, London (UK)