Anima/Animus2012 - 2013
Anima/Animus was initially created in response to a damaged 13th century statue, excavated from the grounds of Winchester Cathedral, England.
Bringing to life the statue, believed to be ‘Ecclesia’, as well as her counterpart ‘Synagoga’, (who is often displayed alongside), as a pair of statuettes, the characters are embodied via two performances by Helena Eflerová. These are exhibited as video content projected onto a custom built, arch shaped free-standing screen.
Exploring a direct dialogue between found object, performer/video image and viewer, WE invite audiences to engage with the ‘Other’ (through the gaze), via the use of movement and nonverbal language.
Collaborating since 2008, WE (Wilson-Eflerová) combine performance and video mediums within an installation display context that explore themes of embodiment and the human condition. They have exhibited internationally.
Anima/Animus is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.