ON THE EVIDENCE OF A PRE-GRAPHIC INTENTION

#131014

Sessions

131014

Gossau, 14 October 2013

First sheet of paper with dabs of red paint
Pili wants to rip off the sheet
Chicca interacts with the paint
Chicca wants to tear off the sheet
Pili always wants to rip off the sheet
Oseye interacts with the paint (carefully)
Pili eats parts of the sheet

Second sheet of paper with dabs of red and yellow paint
Angela makes one stroke with the brush
Chicca is sent away (Chicca has menstruational swelling)
Pili is by the sheet
Brigitte interacts with the paint
Chicca gets locked away

Third sheet of paper with dabs of yellow paint
Pili wants to rip off the sheet
All leave
Madschabu
Angela shows him how to make strokes with the paint
Shows no interest
Pili wants to rip off the sheet
Angela shows Pili how make strokes with the paint
Pili wants to rip off the sheet
Pili rips off the sheet

Fourth sheet of paper with dabs of red and yellow paint
We want to get Mojo into the setting
The group gets partially separated
Try to call Mojo and attract him with dates
Chicca gets sent away
Mojo is called/lured
Chicca is kept at a distance
Mojo shows no interest
All return

Pili on the sheet of paper
We show Madschabu how to make strokes with the paint
He shows no real interest

Blacky interacts with the paint
Petiri
Blacky interacts with the paint
Petiri and Tzippi
Blacky
Blacky rips off the sheet

More red paint
We smear their fingers with the paint

Tzippi plays with the paint

The flour glue is lasting one week.
We want to demonstrate the stroking more unambiguously. Perhaps the red paint too strongly resembles blood. Most notably for Mojo (Angela).
Madschabu shows surprisingly little interest. The group dynamics and the social structures partly restrict access to the setting. The distraction among each other is relatively large. Maybe separating some individuals for one session? We will still wait to do that.

Manifestations

Chimpanzees