Worktable | Installazione

Touring production
©Kate McIntosh

A live installation spread among a series of rooms equipped with instructions, utensils and safety equipment. Visitors are allowed to choose how to break the objects.

Piccolo Teatro Strehler

Worktable is a live installation, which will remain open to spectators for a number of days.
Worktable is spread among a series of rooms. After entering, visitors can stay as long as they like. Once inside, you will find instructions, tools and safety equipment. It is up to you to decide how the objects should be broken.
We will give you the hammer, the rest is up to you.
Come on in... and get to work!

Kate McIntosh (1974) is a New Zealand-born artist currently living in Brussels. She uses the languages of performance, theatre, audio-visuals and installation to express herself. Her work generally focuses on the physicality of the performer and the audience, on the manipulation of objects and materials, and on the development of a direct relationship with and among spectators. Kate’s work is guided by her continuous desire to use objects for a purpose other than that they were created for, by her love of contact with the public, by her love for the symbolism of theatre and her unusual sense of humour. For further information

The installation, presented as part of the programme Ogni volta unica la fine del mondo, is included in the series Endling e altre cose perdute, which explores the “end” of the Earth as a single precious and reliable home for life as we know it, the first field of study of the complex systems that provide the foundations for relationships, imagination and ecosystems that resist - barely surviving - geological, biological and human mutations.

Duration: 60 minutes without interval

The Playbill

concept and direction Kate McIntosh
technical direction Clare Noonan, Anda Skrejane
production Sarah Parolin
produced by S P I N (Brussels)
Worktable has been commissioned as part of the event Performance is a dirty work funded by Roehampton University (London).
With thanks to Bruno Roubicek, Hester Chillingworth, Caroline Daish, Palli Banine, Ant Hampton, Joe Kelleher, Tim Etchells, Adrian Heathfield, Simon Bayly

The installation at the Teatro Strehler is presented in co-production with Piccolo Teatro di Milano–Teatro d’Europa

Admissions every 15 minutes, starting from 5pm to 10pm

Single seat € 12

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Safety measures for access to performances

  • In order to prevent queues and crowding, we invite spectators to arrive at the venue for the show in advance of the scheduled start time.
  • For access face masks must be worn (or an alternative form of protection approved by the Lombardy Region. Non-medical masks are prohibited). The face mask must be worn for the entire duration of the play. “Courtesy” face masks will be available for spectators who do not have suitable protection. Hands must be sanitised via the dedicated dispensers.
  • Personnel at the entrance will have dedicated thermal scanners for measuring temperature. Spectators with a body temperature equal to or higher than 37.5°C will not be granted access.
  • seats assigned guarantee respect for regulations regarding interpersonal distancing.
  • Spectators are kindly requested to follow the instructions provided by the ushers as well as via audio and visual indications in the venue.

Organised groups and audiences
For information on tickets for organised groups:
tel. 02 72 333 216