Worktable is an invitation to break everyday objects. Armed with safety goggles and all kinds of tools, you can brutally chop up or gently take apart a teacup, umbrella, alarm clock or doll – in this living installation, nothing can stay intact! There is, however, no trash. There will be other instructions, other spaces, other actions.
New-Zealand artist Kate McIntosh, who lives in Brussels since 2000, merrily assembles an oeuvre that plays with our daily habits. With Worktable she starts a chain of works that make us think about the material world around us, by giving objects a value that surpasses the practical use. With an ingenious play of acts and recollections, McIntosh asks questions about the incessant urge to produce. Armed with a manual, she sends us - one child and one adult at a time - on our way to face our own responsibility. There is work to be done!
Creditsconcept and realisation kate mcintosh | production spin
FROM 4 YEARS ONWARDS, ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT
DURATION VARIES PER VISITOR, BETWEEN 20 MINUTES AND 2 HOURS.
THIS INTERACTIVE ROUTE IS PART OF RODE HOND, A FESTIVE ARTS FESTIVAL FOR FAMILIES.