ASK THE APES at Turner Contemporary, Saturday 21 July 2.30pm
Artists Marcus Coates and Feral Practice will be joined by Volker Sommer, Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of London, whose reseach focuses on primates' social and sexual behaviour, cognition and rituals; and Nicholas Newton-Fisher, primate behavioural ecologist and expert in wild chimpanzee behavior.
The audience is invited to bring questions to be deliberated and fathomed via the wisdom of our wild cousins. Questions can be about anything that concerns you – personal or political, local or global. You are welcome to submit your question to www.askthewild.net or bring it with you on the day.
The panellists will answer audience questions through their specialist knowledge of apes to bring new perspectives to our human concerns.
Subverting a ‘Gardeners Question Time’ format, Ask the Apes draws on and celebrates the vast resource of knowledge that apes, and the humans that study them, have accumulated.
This event is part of Ask the Wild, a project by British artists Marcus Coates and Feral Practice.
Tickets are £10 / £6 concessions. Book via Turner Contemporary: https://www.turnercontemporary.org/whats-on/00000003721/ask-the-apes
Plant Hunting is an artistic and scientific exploration commissioned by Invisible Dust, culminating in an installation for an exhibition, and accompanying events, alongside artist Ahilapalapa Rands at Whitby Library for the #Cook250 festival in Whitby in July 2018.
Plant Hunting responds to the passionate botanical work undertaken by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, and artist Sydney Parkinson, aboard Cook’s Endeavour; and recognizes that while systems of knowledge and modern technologies can vastly increase our understanding of the plants that fascinate us, there will always remain some excess, mystery, and a potential to know more.