Plant Fetish

Take a Leaf out of Chanje Kunda’s Book

Plant Fetish is Premiering at:

the Arc in Stockton Wed 20 and Thu 21 Nov 2019 Book here: https://arconline.co.uk/whats-on/theatre-dance/plant-fetish

HOME Mcr Wed 27 Nov to Sat 30 Nov 2019 and Touring in 2020. Book here: https://homemcr.org/production/plant-fetish/

The show was created by performance artist Chanje Kunda who was suffering with stress and anxiety when she first discovered that plants soothe the soul. She then learnt that some women in Mexico, fed up with men, were getting married to trees. Trees aren’t very talkative, but they are tall, do great things for the planet, and are renowned for their wood. Chanje was inspired and surrendered to this notion. She fell in love with plants: fleshy succulents, monstera’s handshaped leaves, the Venus flytrap, the twining of a creeper. The pressures of life drifted away.

This show maps her journey, and will feature a harem of stunning tropical plants that dress the stage. There will be music and movement, dramatic narrative and metaphors of growth and renewal. The show ends on a climax…

This show maps her journey, and will feature a harem of stunning tropical plants that dress the stage. There will be music and movement, dramatic narrative and metaphors of growth and renewal. The show ends on a climax… We are forever comparing our lives to those of others on social media and the superficial numbers game that is dating via online
apps. Plant Fetish will inspire you to embrace foliage over FOMO!

Plant Fetish originally started as a photographic series for social media platforms which explored FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and received a great response. I was selected to do an experimental performance of Plant Fetish at Emergency, a live art festival in 2018, I was also selected to perform a work in development sharing of Plant Fetish at the PUSH festival in HOME Jan 2019, which received an emphatic response.