Performance Artist Chanje Kunda embraces foliage over FOMO (fear of missing out) in her solo show Plant Fetish, presented by Oldham Coliseum Theatre and live@thelibrary at Oldham Library on Tuesday 10 March.
We are forever comparing our lives to those of others on Social Media and the superficial numbers game that is online dating apps. Chanje was suffering with stress and anxiety when she first discovered that plants soothe the soul, and learnt that some women in Mexico, fed up with men, were getting married to trees instead. 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. Plant Fetish 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.
Plant Fetish originally started as a photographic series for Social Media platforms which explored FOMO and received a great response. It grew into a performance following a work-in-development sharing at HOME, Manchester in 2019.
Plant Fetish is at Oldham Library on Tuesday 10 March at 7pm.
Tickets are £5
Tickets can be bought in person at Oldham Coliseum Theatre, by phone on 0161 624 2829 or online at www.coliseum.org.uk
Link to event on website: https://www.coliseum.org.uk/plays/plant-fetish/