Kvae & Bark:
Taxi Take Away

18.02 - 20.02
See timetable!
Home deliveries / Kirkenes Taxi
Local with Social Distance

The booking telephone is open from February 15th

412 64 624 between 11:00 – 16:00

Artworks will be delivered  between 17:00 – 21:00 on Thursday 18.02 and Friday 19.02

Kvae & Bark:
Taxi Take Away

Taxi Take Away was developed in dialogue with Pikene på Broen for Barents Spektakel 2021 and is one of det gode liv // The Sweetness of Living commissions.


With thanks to: Yngve Beddari, and Taxi Central Kirkenes with Bjørn-Eirik Mikkola.

Kvae & Bark (Karoline Sætre and Øyvind Novak Jenssen) introduce Taxi Take Away, a service that makes it possible to order an artwork from your own home in Kirkenes during Barents Spektakel. Participating audience members can choose one of the dishes from the menu and receive an art experience connected to this choice. 

Through stories told via the telephone line, and continued through home delivery, the artists share insights from ingredients and raw materials in a series of intimate and memorable meeting places.

Home deliveries are a care service. The meal has a vital role, but the delivery itself also has a social side. In the past year it has become clear how connected we all are, and how we rely on and support each other. Sharing meals is a way to make this visible – occasions for coming together and looking to the future. The use of local, foraged ingredients and the narrative work with these ingredients is another way for the artists to show care to the local area. At a time when we have to make more use of the resources available where we are, and the relationships we have with land, Taxi Take Away is a reminder of what can be found and how to use it.

We stand on top of a hill and look towards the town. We do not know what is behind our bodies, only that Kirkenes is in front of us. We sit on cushions and we listen to all of the sounds. Is it a car idling or a bird’s call? We take what we get, but we are happy looking out upon the town, from a place with a view.

Berries and mushrooms, and whatever else you can pick. We pack these gathering traditions with us wherever we go. Carrying scissors and cloth, small boxes that can hold a taste or smell, a potential meal – for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or supper.