Objectophilia is a one woman poetical psychodrama with a cast of two: Anis, and the lamp she's madly in love with.
'It's like looking into a mirror, you're all I ever wanted and I also hate you.'
It's been days, and they're already having problems. In the echochamber of her spotless loungeroom, Anis finds herself at the crossroads of the most intense relationship of her life: Can she and her Lamp save their spark, or will they be off as quickly as they turned on?
Introspective spoken-word monologue and neurotic physical theatre crack each other open as theatre-maker and spoken-word artist Chalise van Wyngaardt dives into the mind to take jealousy, fantasy, objectification, extremes of projection and the sickness of our society's current relationship models by the throat.
Warning: Contains strobe lighting, some nudity, moderate coarse language, adult themes
'Chalise has sparks of Dante, Keats, Shakespeare, Ginsberg, with even more raw power than Patti Smith... She has the loose wild speech rhythm of spoken word at its best combined with the crafted perfection of poetics.'
Peter Davis, 3CR Spoken Word
'Chalise is in love with language, and language loves her right back As a poet and performer, she has never not impressed me.'
'Chalise lays down a trail of words like human nectar, to draw the wild ones out in to the open again.'