Brit Bunkley & Andrea Gardner, Afternoon tea / Never odd or even, 2022
PLA, plastic, epoxy, acrylic paint and wooden furniture. Table dimensions 1700 x 1000 x 750mm.
Brit Bunkley and Andrea Gardner’s Afternoon tea / Never odd or even is a topsy-turvy-back-to-front take on our future in the Anthropocene.
Prodding at and riffing on everyday objects, their sculpture implies strange mutations taking place in creature and gravity alike at this eerie post-human tea party: things that don’t sink do; things that should end don’t; things that usually don’t have a seat at the table do.
These surreal visual puns plunge us into the (il)logic of human-induced climate change, which itself seems topsy-turvy and back-to-front. To the question of how we live with all these odd inversions, Bunkley and Gardiner’s work suggests that solidarity with the strange might be a good place to begin.