Amy Lauren is an award-winning filmmaker/artist working at the nexus between research, education and artistic practice.
Her work pulls focus on elemental stories of water, earth and air. Turned-toward immersive storytelling and new modes of documentary experience to facilitate impactful climate science education, Lauren combines the perceptual and epistemic aspects of scientific observation into experiential, documentary and poetic portraits that call for engagement and participation in the natural world.
The goal: authentic outreach motivated by questions unearthed from the collision of art and science that bridge the gap between lived experience and learned knowledge.
Lauren is a graduate of the Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices MFA program at the University of Colorado Boulder. She collaborates with researchers to translate their groundbreaking work into captivating visual stories that make the complex world of academic research more approachable to a broader audience. Her broad range of media practices includes animation, media installation, immersive storytelling, and 3D/360° filmmaking for planetarium projection and VR experiences. Her work has screened internationally at festivals, planetariums, museums and other venues around the world.