“Observation of Predation in Humans” (Oct. 13)
Dr. Zira (Coco Fusco) interprets the predatory activities of human beings in post-industrial societies around the world.
“Observation of Predation in Humans: A Lecture by Dr. Zira, Animal Psychologist”
October 13, 2016
Music Building, Room 101 (435 Newell Drive)
The Chimp psychologist from Planet of the Apes is back! Zira travelled back in time to visit us twenty years ago and narrowly escaped death at the hands of paranoid humans who could not tolerate the idea of other primates as equals. After living in seclusion for twenty years and conducting ethological studies of our species from her hideout, she has emerged in order to share her findings relating to aggressive behavior in members of the home genus. Her lecture is introduced by esteemed posthuman cultural theorist Donna Haraway and is followed by a question and answer session with human audience members.
Dr. Zira draws on the cutting edge research in the fields of neuroscience, primatology and evolutionary biology to interpret the predatory activities of human beings in post-industrial societies around the world.
Performed by Coco Fusco
Professor, The Banks Preeminence Chair in Art
Coco Fusco, interdisciplinary artist and writer, explores the politics of gender, race, war, and identity through multi-media productions incorporating large-scale projections, closed-circuit television, web-based live streaming performances with audience interaction, as well as performances at cultural events that actively engage with the audience.
“Observation of Predation in Humans” is sponsored by the UF College of the Arts School of Art + Art History. The performance is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Reservations are required. To reserve your seat see this page.