Gorillas, Capitalism, and the Nature of Nature: Haraway on Primate Media

Title

Gorillas, Capitalism, and the Nature of Nature: Haraway on Primate Media

Date

Wednesday, April 26, 12pm – 1pm

Creator

Andrew Yang

Description

Let's join Donna Haraway to ”take culture apart like ball of yarn." Professor Andrew Yang invites you to a lunch-break screening and discussion of the classic video "Donna Haraway Reads ‘The National Geographic’ on Primates" (1987, 28 min) produced by Paper Tiger Television. Haraway dissects and decodes language, colonialism, science, capitalism and traditional family structures in popular media - all while wearing a safari hat, eating Pepperidge chocolate cake, and holding an uzi. Join us on a feminist journey through the anthropological junglescape!

Andrew Yang works across the visual arts, sciences, and natural history to explore the cosmological flux. He is Associate Professor in Liberal Arts at SAIC and teaches courses such as “the Future is Now:The Anthropocene,” “Biological Semiotics,” “Making Natural History Public,” and “The Insect World.” This event marks the opening of the exhibition Post/Natural in Flaxman Library Special Collections (Sharp 5th Floor). Post/Natural looks at artist publishing and practice in relation to the Anthropocene, alternative ecologies, and the production of Nature.

Relation

In conjunction with Post/Natural

Files

P-N_Apr26_Print.pdf
donna haraway video 1.jpg

Collection

Citation

Andrew Yang, “Gorillas, Capitalism, and the Nature of Nature: Haraway on Primate Media,” SAIC Flaxman Library & Special Collection Exhibitions, accessed August 19, 2017, http://flaxman.omeka.net/items/show/100.

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