Kate McIntosh (NZ/BE), is an artist based in Brussels and working across the boundaries of performance, theatre, video and installation. Born in 1974 in New Zealand and originally trained in dance, she has performed internationally since 1995 with artists including Wendy Houstoun, Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre, Cie Michèle Anne de Mey, Random Scream, Simone Aughterlony and Tim Etchells. Since 2004 Kate has focused on directing her own works - including the solos ›All Natural‹ (2004), and ›Loose Promise‹ (2007), and the larger performances ›Hair From the Throat‹ (2006).
Kate’s installation work includes De-Placed (2008 with Eva Meyer-Keller), and the participatory piece Worktable (2011). She has directed several short videos which have played at festivals and exhibitions the world over. She was also a founding member of the Belgian performance collective and punk rock band Poni. Together with Diederik Peeters and Hans Bryssinck, Kate is a founding member of SPIN - an alternative artist-run organisation that offers a production frame for independent artists.
PACT enjoys a close collaborative relationship with Kate. In 2010 she presented her cabaret hybrid performance ›Dark matter‹ here and also held a lecture during the symposium ›EXPLORATIONEN‹, organized by tanzplan essen 2010. In winter 2011 she appeared in ›Although we fell short‹, a monologue focusing on political speech written and directed by Tim Etchells; in 2012 she presented the German premiere of her production ›Untried, Untested‹ and in 2013 the world premiere of ›All Ears‹. In 2014, she led a workshop during IMPACT14 and in April 2015 will open a new series of artist’s portraits at PACT with a four day programme of her work. In 2016 she returned with her piece ›In Many Hands‹ and in October 2020 premieres with ›To Speak Light Pours Out‹.