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Anima

Anima

2002

Anima is an impressionistic tale about a company of performers on tour, each of whom is assailed by memories. On the road or at a hotel, alone or in a group, the performers illustrate and comment on excerpts of a BBC interview with celebrated anthropologist Desmond Morris.

The clash between the real and the virtual brings out other dichotomies: those between body and soul, the biological and the technological, the present and the past, wakefulness and dreams.

Morris’ social analysis is examined in terms of the themes of soul searching, interpersonal relations and uprootedness. These juxtapositions illustrate the feeling of alienation resulting from our increasingly disembodied interaction with each other.

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