[Profile photograph by MEANTIME.]
Juliet MacDonald is an artist and researcher based in the UK whose practice is centred on drawing. She investigates multiple ways in which drawing functions: as a graphic manifestation of bodily movement; as a bearing toward others; and as a register of difference. Recent research is concerned with the question of how drawing practices either reinforce or disrupt distinctions between human and animal. One artistic project, Alpha #4: Scheme for a Drawing Experiment, was a residency at MEANTIME project space in Cheltenham, UK, in September 2012. This formed the basis for an article in JAR5, in 2014. In 2016, Juliet was awarded a small research grant from the British Society for the History of Science to visit archives at the University of Florida where drawings by the chimpanzee named Alpha are stored. Digital reproductions of some of Alpha's drawings were shown in the exhibition Seeing with Animals: Co-existence, Eastern Kentucky University, March 22-25, 2017.