01 LAKE LIFE Kate Mc Intosh c Dari Gatti black background

Kate McIntosh

Kate McIntosh (1974) is an artist who prac­ti­ces across the boun­da­ries of per­for­man­ce, the­a­tre 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 off-beat humour.

Originally from Aotearoa 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).

Within the­se cre­a­ti­ons she has invi­ted col­la­bo­ra­tors such as Tim Etchells, Eva Meyer-Keller, Jo Randerson, Lilia Mestre, Charo Calvo, Minna Tiikkainen, Mikko Hynninen, John Avery, Bree Van Reyk, Arantxa Martinez, Josh Rutter and many more. 

She was artist in resi­den­ce at Kaaitheater in Brussels 2017 – 2021.

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), Simone Aughterlony (NZ/CH), 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 co-direc­tor and foun­ding mem­ber of SPIN — an artist-ini­ti­a­ted pro­duc­ti­on and research plat­form in Brussels, which also orga­ni­zes public gatherings for know­led­ge exchange.