DE-PLACED (2008)

Video installation by Kate-McIntosh & Eva Meyer-Keller

Over one summer meeting Kate McIntosh and Eva Meyer-Keller came up with a game. Shifting through the city, from inside to out, they constructed small installations in the locations they found. They played a ping-pong of images between them - each action challenging the other to a reply. The result is a collection of short actions and unlikely installations - a constantly expanding inventory of the world, through mischievous re-placements of the things in it. The project is endless. There is a persistence and inquisitiveness about this catalogue of small crushings, traps, decorations, and repairs - there is an internal logic that can only be read as 'putting things in the wrong place' and yet which satisfies some curiosity, some desire, before passing quickly to the next. The rearrangements are subversive, cryptic, and at times mysterious relocations of banal materials in every-day environments. Each image is a fragment in a rolling, compiling world-view; a hands-on investigation of what-might-go-where, and what might happen when one 'thing' meets another

"The nicest, most outlandish ideas, however, are documented in a video installation: Kate McIntosh (a New Zealander who is already well known at the Mousonturm theatre) and Eva Meyer-Keller provide variations on the wordplay of De-placed, outside and inside, in nature and indoors. Karl Valentin could not have done it more strangely. The young shoot of a tree is folded into a glass, a dandelion clock is beaten with a stone, spray cream is used to glue leaves together, and cigarettes grow from a keyhole. Everything is slightly amiss, and yet has its own poetic logic. Two people had fun doing it, and now they are passing the fun on. Just how it should be" (Frankfürter Rundschau, 27/04/2009).


photo: Kate McIntosh & Eva Meyer-Keller

Concept & creation: Kate McIntosh & Eva Meyer-Keller

Sound design: Charo Calvo


Concept & creation: Kate McIntosh & Eva Meyer-Keller

Sound design: Charo Calvo

Technical assistance: Vincent Pinckaers

Production: Margarita Production pour The Other vzw

With the support of: nadine, de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie


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