Exposition

Alpha (2014)

Juliet MacDonald

About this exposition

This is a report of an art-research project that started over four years ago. It concerns drawings made by a chimpanzee as part of a scientific experiment conducted in the 1940s. On the first page I summarise the background to my project, the discussion of drawing that provides a context, and the areas of enquiry that are exposed. On three further pages of the exposition I discuss the methods by which I conducted the research. 'Collecting' describes the acquisition of second-hand books dating from the first half of the twentieth century. In 'Tracing' I discuss the retracing of drawings made by the chimpanzee named Alpha. The third of these pages, 'Experimenting', shows the development of this research during an artist's residency at MEANTIME in 2012.
typeresearch exposition
date01/01/2014
published26/05/2014
last modified26/05/2014
statuspublished
affiliationUniversity of Huddersfield
licenseAll rights reserved
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/49782/49783
doihttps://doi.org/10.22501/jar.49782
published inJournal for Artistic Research
portal issue5.


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65152 Lower room: Writing out the quotation from Schiller's report Juliet MacDonald All rights reserved
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50819 chimpanzee drawings 6 Chimpanzee drawings from the Paul Harkai Schiller Papers, reproduced with kind permission of Paul Harkai Schiller Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. All rights reserved
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50814 chimpanzee drawings 2 Chimpanzee drawings from the Paul Harkai Schiller Papers, reproduced with kind permission of Paul Harkai Schiller Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. All rights reserved
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