ON THE EVIDENCE OF A PRE-GRAPHIC INTENTION

#150121

Sessions

150121

Gossau, 21 January 2015

Chicca, Madschabu, Digit, Petiri, Pili, Brigitte, Cess, Pembeele, Mojo

Madschabu dips the brush and eats the color
Digit marches through, and everyone leaves

Madschabu dips the brush and eats the color
Digit marches through, and everyone leaves again
Pili stipples briefly through the enclosure grid and leaves
Digit is again rioting

Madschabu dips the brush and eats the color and leaves

Pili dips the brush and leaves, again and again
We are holding the board directly on the grid
He stipples on the paper
Chicca comes down
Pili leaves
Chicca is sent away

Madschabu stipples through the grid
Brigitte
Pili, Petiri join
Madschabu leaves
Everyone is leaves

Madschabu dips the brush and eats the paint, then stipples through the grid
We slide the board underneath the grid; he stipples on the board
Pili joins, stipples with the handle on the board
We hold the board on the grid while he stipples on the paper

Petiri dips the brush
Balima joins
Petiri leaves
Pili
Chicca dips the brush and eats the paint, then leaves

Madschabu
Chicca
Stipples a little
Eats the paint
Elisha joins
Chicca stipples on the paper
Elisha leaves

Petiri takes the brush
Pili stipples through the grid
Elisha joins and stipples quickly, then takes the brush and strokes twice generously on the floor and leaves again
Pili stipples through the grid
We slide the board underneath the grid
Pili strokes on the paper, then wants to take the board and starts to nibble on the paper

Today the mood was relatively impulsive and loud at the beginning. Digit was rioting for a long time and then went to Brigitte. Afterwards, everything calmed down a bit. Madschabu was strongly present at the beginning, but aside from making a few strokes mainly ate the paint. Nevertheless, he seems to be more interested again. Pili was again one of the most active participants today and also stroked on the board that we slid underneath the enclosure grid. Chicca is actually only joining for the purpose of eating the paint, but then made a few strokes through the grid, in relatively unfocused way. To our surprise, Elisha was once again with us. She even stroked through the grid and made two big strokes on the floor. It has become noticeable today that, whenever color patches have already been made by another chimpanzee, they are stroking on that existing color patch. This has been done by Chicca, Elisha and Pili. Because the concentration towards the stroking seems to decrease in general, it is worth considering whether we are trying to work with already-marked sheets of paper to see if this would make a difference in the concentration. I will discuss this as an option.