Visual artists Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton have returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a second year with their award-winning pop-up performance café.
Opened today, the duo has turned a “fully functioning” cafeteria into a socially interactive performance space, which invite customers to dine on food and drink while they become part of a live performance piece. Everything is presented as “art”, from the menus and the crockery, to the waiters serving food, to “encourage playful participation and meaningful social encounters” among diners.
As well as an eclectic menu of roast dinner sandwiches and fanciful Battenberg cakes, Hunt & Darton will offer themed days and a range of activities, including the popular “Not Great Bake-off”.
“(The project) celebrates the ‘Cafe’ as an iconic and socially important hub for creative productivity and conversation,” explain Hunt and Darton, who have been collaborating for more than five years since graduating from Central St Martins in London.