Donna Haraway Reads ‘The National Geographic’ on Primates

Video, colour, sound, with German subtitle, 28 min, 2018
Paper Tiger Television Series #126, 1987 © PTTV

Paper Tiger Television Series #126, Film still © PTTV

The video by Paper Tiger Television from 1987 was digitised in May 2017 and was, for the first time, subtitled in German. PTTV is an open, non-profit, video collective of artists, activists and scholars that has used television as a medium since 1981, combining art, science, politics, performance and live television. ‘How does the “cultured” gorilla, i.e. Koko, come to represent universal man? Author and cultural critic Donna Haraway untangles the web of meanings, tracing what gets to count as nature, for whom and when, and how much it costs to produce nature at a particular moment in history for a particular group of people. A feminist journey through the anthropological junglescape. Haraway is a leading thinker about people’s love and hate relationship with machines. Her ideas have sparked an explosion of debate in areas as diverse as primatology, philosophy and development biology.’

PPTV

Exhibition Shapes of Things Before My Eyes

Neue Galerie Graz, studio
Joanneumsviertel
8010 Graz, Austria
Curator: Günther Holler-Schuster

27 January – 04 March 2018
Shapes of Things Before My Eyes, exhibition view © Dejan Marković, 2018
Shapes of Things Before My Eyes, exhibition view © Dejan Marković, 2018
Shapes of Things Before My Eyes, exhibition view © Dejan Marković, 2018
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