Chanje’s latest project ‘Kintsugi Gold’ is a commission for the DadaFest International 2020. It is a short film inspired by the concept ‘mad pride’, she seeks to celebrate the lives of people with severe and enduring mental health disabilities.
The conceptual inspiration is taken from Kintsugi, the Japanese art form of repairing cracked and broken crockery with gold. Instead of disguising the cracks, they are celebrated and made more visible. This often makes the pieces more beautiful than the original, and the broken places are the most valuable.
Chanje provokes ‘Why can’t mentally impaired people be celebrated for the beauty within the depths of their alternatively wired brains?’