Hunt & Darton
Hunt & Darton is a Live Art collaboration between Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton. Approaching Live Art from a Fine Art background they work across mediums with a sculptural approach to performance, choreographing words and movement in a sensory way and setting up alternative spaces – often creating installations to perform within. The work derives from their shared celebrations and anxieties surrounding life choices particularly as women, in Britain, now. The work has been described as deadpan and absurd, often collapsing into humour. Hunt & Darton have a persistent fetish to consistently re-assess their relationship with audience, embracing awkward moments, risk taking and constantly trying to close the gap between performer and viewer opting for a raw, underdone, conversational aesthetic.
Hunt & Darton are the creators of the award-winning Hunt & Darton Cafe, a pop-up interactive performance/installation and fully-functioning cafe where food meets art presented at Edinburgh Fringe, Tate Britain, Freud Museum, Latitude Festival and Cambridge Junction. With the support from Arts Council England Strategic Tour Fund, Hunt & Darton Cafe will visit Brighton, Cambridge and Colchester in 2014 and Folkestone, Manchester, Harlow and Peterborough in 2015.