Mrs. Phink’s House is a platform to create
experiences between people, plants and food.
For the three weeks between May 23rd - June 8th, Teaterøen’s Bunker turns into a venue for food artists, musical + dance performances, textile and food workshops that respond to concepts of saltwater and coastal landscapes, and celebrates plants’ abilities to both inspire and have purpose.
Read more about the different events on the ticket page.
In today’s society, plants are performing in different ways. They are beneath our feet, above our heads, they are science, and they are art. These different narratives are worth exploring in an experiential manner.
Through this lens, Mrs. phink’s House will use these interpretations to create an experience that celebrates plants’ abilities to both inspire and have purpose. The performance/dinners held in Mrs. phink’s House will focus on salt water.
As sea levels rise, the effects of salt water will alter the landscape and flora significantly. From this standpoint, we will not only look at Danish coastal plants, but we will also examine holistic food production, food systems, and food technologies. Our ambition is to show the many narratives plants have within contemporary culture as a platform to discuss the different experiences of food and their impacts on nature. In this way, we can create a total sensory experience that expresses the relationship between the sea, landscape, and food of Denmark.
Inspired by a character in Italo Calvino’s short story, All at One Point, landscape architect and artist Taryn Cullen Humphrey (US) has created Mrs. phink, as a platform for investigations into sensory interactions between people, plants and architecture. Each project is structured as an experiment. Plants are selected, seed are collected, plants are grown, and experiments with food tastings are developed. From there a location is found that reflects the essence of our experiments and brings people into the process. The food tastings are created as food performances that playfully crosses fields of landscape architecture, sustainable technology, urban gardening, food art, and performance.
..”Until somebody mentions Mrs. ph(i)Nk - every conversation finally gets around to her - and then, all of a sudden, the pettiness is put aside, and we feel uplifted, filled with blissful, generous emotion. Mrs. ph(i)Nk, the only one that none of us has forgotten and that we all regret. Where has she ended up?...”
All at One Point, Italo Calvino (1965)