Why do we treat strangers 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 neuronormativity.
Prepare for a tender, spontaneous and uncompromising insight into Tink’s world, told through mementos, stories and improvised exchanges.
|4 October 2023||Benched||South Street Arts Centre||South Street Arts Centre, Reading|
|18 August 2023||Benched||Cleere's Theatre||Kilkenny Arts Festival|
|2 July 2023||Benched||Toynbee Studios||What Shall We Build Here|
|23 June 2023||Benched||Golden Lane Estate Community Centre||What Shall We Build Here|
|26 April 2023||Benched||Colchester Arts Centre, Essex|