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14.11.2019 10:00 15.11.2019 10:00

Workshop archive 2019 Kate McIntosh: Misuse / Displace: strategies for installation and performance

In this workshop with Kate McIntosh participants will be working in the studio and the surrounding area. Participants concentrate on the interaction of objects, materials and locations as strategies to build metaphoric imagery and action. Kate presents development tools and games that she used during the making of two of her works - the performance Dark Matter and the video installation De-Placed (a collaboration with Eva Meyer-Keller). Both of these pieces rely on the interaction of objects and materials to push forward the ideas in the work - in a sense making the materials become performers. Kate presents these strategies as working tools, which the participants can then explore and extend practically for themselves, both individually and in collaboration with other participants.

The work comes directly from Kate's fascination with scenography, with the physical traces left by actions, and with the ambiguity of metaphors generated by playing with materials. In her work this is often explored through the tension of misusing or displacing objects in unexpected and disconcerting relations. The workshop also circles around ideas to do with the performativity of demonstrations and material processes, around language and non-language metaphors, and around installations built in found locations.

Kate's own background is in performance, but the workshop is also useful for scenographers and visual artists who are interested in developing their play with materials, towards a possible performance element.

Thursday-Friday 14.-15.11. at 10-15
Instructor: Kate McIntosh
Place: Zodiak studio C4
Duration: 10 h
Participation fee: 100 euro
The enrolment has closed, but there are still some spots left. Enrolment via e-mail: zodiak@zodiak.fi

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.

For further information please visit: www.spinspin.be

Kate McIntosh: In Many Hands performances at Baltic Circle Festival 12.-13.11.2019. More info here.


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Availability is limited, so sign up in time! Welcome letters and invoices are sent to participants’ email address immediately after registration closes. If you do not find the course letter or the invoice in your email please also check the junk mail folder.

Enrolment is binding. Cancellations must be communicated on the last enrolment day by 6pm the latest by email to zodiak@zodiak.fi. Please check this course's last day of enrolment from above. With the exception of injuries and illnesses certified in writing by a doctor, cancellations made later than the deadline are subject to full course fee. An administrative fee, 10 % of the course fee, will be charged from all cancellations.

Zodiak's courses and workshops can also be paid by Smartum kulttuuri and liikunta vouchers and by SmartumPay application as well as by Edenred Virikeseteli vouchers and MyEdenred mobile app. It is not possible to pay the course fee with cash or with debit/credit card.

For further inquiries, please contact Tiia Kekäläinen, zodiak@zodiak.fi, p. 041 319 8722 (weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm).