Performance artist Chanje Kunda 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.
The production has proven to have a wide audience reach and alongside the show, Chanje offers a post-show discussion and inspiring creative sessions for aspiring/emerging artists, performers and directors. Chanje can tailor her creative workshop towards positive engagement in the arts for people with mental health conditions including complex PTSD.
“Chanje Kunda defies expectations by adopting a tongue-in-cheek style closer to an autobiographical comedian… Kunda generates a naturally warm and appealing personality that keeps the audience riveted to her story… As a work-in-progress, (Plant Fetish) is strikingly successful.”