ANIMA & ANIMUS 2020
ANIMA and ANIMUS is an audio-visual art film and site-specific theatre installation piece inspired by the role of archetypes represented throughout history and literature. The Anima and Animus are described in Carl Jung’s school of analytical psychology as part of his theory of the collective unconscious. Jung believed that Anima and Animus are the two primary anthropomorphic archetypes of the unconscious mind. Lauren wanted to curate a spectacle based on these innate archetypes we all can come to face or feel at some point in our lives. Whether we are aware of them or not this collective unconscious exploration is composed between a medley of literature, prose, poetry and voice to create a breathtaking visual identity bridging together theatrics, drama and performance in a shadowed light. Featuring The Mother, The Burden, The Hollow Ghost, The Shadow, The Witch and The Fool. These characters aim to resonate within the spectator and question one's complex identities of the soul.
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Lauren Pringle was born and raised in the UK but set up home in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 2009-2017. A trained actress, dancer and performer, she began her career in film when she studied at SICA film school in Argentina in 2012. Whilst studying she created a successful performance dance group with 2 friends called Flow Altas Wachas. The group thrived on fusing fashion and performance art with film and became an innovative brand in urban culture in Argentina.
Lauren is a Director, Producer and Performer and Movement Artist. Movement, music, urbanisation, contrasting cultures and the exploration of gender is what inspires her work. Lauren specialises in movement and audiovisual content where she hopes to bridge both worlds and create energetic and vivacious content. She is obsessed with human instinct and our connection to body-brain. She wants to wake people up in the sense that they feel alive in their skin and create experiential cinema and performances.