BiographyKate 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. Originally from New Zealand and trained in dance, Kate has developed an internationally recognized body of stage and trans-disciplinary work since 2004, with which she tours extensively throughout Europe as well as to Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. Her stage works include solo performances All Natural (2004), Loose Promise (2007), and All Ears (2013) and group performances Hair From the Throat (2006), Dark Matter (2009), Untried Untested (2012), In Stereo (2015 with Bree Van Reyk) and In Many Hands (2016). Her installation works include a video-installation De-Placed (2008 with Eva Meyer-Keller), and an interactive installation Worktable (2011). For her performances, she has invited collaborators such as Tim Etchells, Eva Meyer-Keller, Jo Randerson, Lilia Mestre, Charo Calvo, Diederik Peeters, Minna Tiikkainen, Mikko Hynninen, John Avery and many more. She is currently an artist in residence at Kaaitheater in Brussels. Beside her own practice, Kate was a founding member of the Belgian performance collective and punk-rock band Poni, and has collaborated as a performer with many directors, including Tim Etchells (UK), Wendy Houstoun (UK), 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 founding member (together with Diederik Peeters, Hans Bryssinck and Ingrid Vranken) of SPIN – an artist-run production and research platform in Brussels, which also organizes public gatherings for knowledge exchange.