I’m interested in being and becoming. The word animus is interesting psychologically, because it’s typically used in aggressive, gendered ways. That’s why I wanted to be specific about how I’m using it, which is more about animating spirit, a life force as opposed to an aggression.
This exhibition explores animus in shared biology, form, and somatic empathy between species.The works in this exhibition have as much to do with being in, as looking at a body. By presenting bodies both recognizable and ambiguous, and as sites of sensation, we are confronted by our shared animality, vulnerability, and existence.