About SICK! Festival: Benched

Tink brings Benched to SICK festival to ask, ‘why do we treat strangers better than our friends and family?’. Over the past 6 years, Tink has been taking their bench out into the public across the country and inviting strangers to sit with them, in a quest to find authentic forms of connection.

Through their unique blend of confrontational and gentle storytelling, Tink shows the radical and transformative power of offering undivided attention. Prepare for a tender, spontaneous and uncompromising insight into Tink’s world, told through mementos, stories and off-the-cuff exchanges.

Benched confronts issues of class, gender, neurodivergence and marginalisation to challenge compulsory ‘neuronormativity’.

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