Why do we treat strangers so much better than our friends and family?
Since 2018, Tink has been taking their bench out to public locations across the country and inviting strangers to sit with them, in a quest to find authentic forms of connection.
Benched is a unique exploration of human relationships – the formative and defining ones with those close to us, and the incidental meetings with strangers that stop us in our tracks. Through their unique style of transgentle storytelling, Tink demonstrates the radical and transformative power of offering undivided attention. At once raw and impulsive, confrontational and gentle, Benched confronts intersecting issues of class, gender, neurodivergence and marginalisation, expanding performance tropes and challenging compulsory neuro normativity.
Prepare for a tender, spontaneous and uncompromising insight into Tink’s world, told through mementos, stories and improvised exchanges.
Part of What Shall We Build Here, Artsadmin’s festival of art climate and community, from 28 June – 2 July 2023.
Tink will be holding ‘bench sittings’ in and around the Barbican’s Golden Lane Estate throughout the festival, using interactions and exchanges with local people to inform their performances.
Date and time
2 July 2023
Pay What You Can
This is now a past event.
28 Commercial St
What Shall We Build Here