The first major survey of the artist’s interdisciplinary practices. Bringing together newly commissioned and other writings by major thinkers in and beyond visual and performance studies, and extensive documentation of the artist’s work from two decades of practice, it navigates through and between performance, biotechnical practices, image-making, and writing.
This original and entertaining tour of life on Earth explores how many of the things once considered to be exclusively human are not: we are not the only species that communicates, makes tools, utilises fire, or has sex for reasons other than to make new versions of ourselves. Evolution has, however, allowed us to develop our culture to a level of complexity that outstrips any other observed in nature.
A catalogue of questions about traits of our behaviour and anatomy, The same answers are possible for all members of Hominini – a tribe of apes including humans, bonobos and chimpanzees.
Video of solo performance. The work questions human identity through an investigation of the non-human form as object, animal ad automata. Includes leaflet with concept, reviews, artist’s biography and performance notes.