ON THE EVIDENCE OF A PRE-GRAPHIC INTENTION

#150311

Sessions

150311

Gossau, 11 March 2015

Pili, Petiri, Brigitte, Balima, Chicca, Digit, Madschabu

We hold the board directly to the grid
takes the brush but shows no interest

Digit takes the brush and leaves

Chicca sits in the upper corridor
We call her, she comes, takes the brush and leaves

Mojo takes the brush, wants to dip it into the paint, but digit joins him and chases him away
Digit wants to take the wooden board and leaves

Mojo takes the brush, dips it into the paint
Balima takes the brush away from him
Mojo dips the brush
Chicca joins, strokes carefully and eats the paint
Madschabu joins
Chicca continues to stroke hesitantly, then takes the brush and leaves

Madschabu leaves

Cess takes the brush and dips it into the paint
Madschabu joins, dips the brush and leaves
Cess
Elisha and Malik join
Cess returns the brush again
Elisha dips and leaves again
Angela dips the brush into the paint for Cess; he hands back the brush
Cess and Angela repeat this five more times

Cess does not take the brush anymore
Now he takes the brush and dips it into the paint
Digit joins, takes the brush and leaves

Balima takes the brush
Madschabu joins
Balima dips the brush into the paint and stipples carefully several times on the board
She wants to give the brush to Malik, who is sitting next to her; she hands back the brush to Angela

Madschabu and Malik
Malik takes the brush and returns it to Angela, then leaves

Pili
Malik and Madschabu join
Pili leaves
Malik eats the paint; he shows no interest, but remains seated

Pili takes the brush and leaves

Malik leaves

Pili eats the paint
Malik chases him away and sits down, but shows no more interest in the painting implements

Today the mood was relaxed and calm. Chicca made some rather sluggish strokes on the paper and then left immediately. To our surprise, Balima carefully stippled on the paper today. She wanted to give the brush to Malik, who did not want to take it. Cess still shows no interest and always hands the brush back, probably because he is used to getting a grapevine for returning unfamiliar objects form the compound. Malik was present for a relatively long time, but he mainly ate the paint and was doing the physical positions he knows from the medical training. Mojo joined in briefly, but when he wanted to start, he was chased away by Digit immediately. When he came back, he showed no real interest. Pili only ate the paint today. It seems that the chimpanzees appreciate the situation with us, but have no interest in a practical handling of the painting implements. Whether Balima will return next time we will see.