Anima|Animus

Anima|Animus

The project ties together ideas about ritual masks and the role of becoming other to gain a higher consciousness, empathy, gender and Jungian concepts of anima/animus or the inner other. At the same time it also exhibits fetishistic qualities relating to animal worship and a kind of back to nature escapism that prevents society from facing the gravity of our collective responsibility to the planet and each other. In the end however when the performers reveal themselves as human the intention of the performance clarifies and the audience learns that there is no other, and realistically we will all suffer from climate change and the powers that prevent us from acting to stop it. (above: movement research developed during Artist Residency at the Finnish Hall in Berkeley CA)

 Images of public interacting with animal heads during Artist Residency at the de Young Museum of San Francisco, 2016.

Images of public interacting with animal heads during Artist Residency at the de Young Museum of San Francisco, 2016.