Coffee+Sponge is the cross art form company founded in 2010 by visual artist Samuel Overington and playwright Jennifer Farmer to create immersive, interactive work in collaboration with the public. We aim to create pieces that are both epic and intimate, permanent and transient. Coming from different art practices and cultural perspectives, we wanted to find a lingua franca between our disciplines and our experiences. We have always taken pleasure in discovering the commonalities between two individuals from seemingly disparate cultures, different genders and a 10 year age gap. Coffee+Sponge fully accept that we have double standards and will embrace or discard an identity if and when it suits us. These identities may include race, gender, sexuality, sexual identity, political views and personal views. Then again they might not.
The mediums we use in our work are organic to each project and we aim to be fearless in our creative approach. While Jennifer and Samuel independently have arts practices to which they naturally gravitate, as Coffee+Sponge, techniques and mediums can be explored, exchanged and interchanged. Coffee+Sponge create work that interests us and those interests can change from one project to the next, one day to the next. We are rather fond of asking questions and if answers are found along the way, then thatís cool too.