NewsReview: "Architecture of Life at BAMPFA" My take on the extravagantly poetic exhibition curated by Larry Rinder to open the new Berkeley Art Museum and Film Archives, published on Square Cylinder, February 2016.
Monthly Archives: February 2012
It has been shown, by thinkers such as Donna Haraway and Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, that opining about human nature on the basis of primatology research is an excellent way to reveal your deepest, darkest, most unflattering beliefs about human existence.
I’ve found Rachel Mayeri’s Primate Cinema captivating ever since I saw the first video in the series, Baboons as Friends (2007). The questions she tackles—questions about our human nature, our place in the world, and how we explain the world to ourselves—seem so fundamental, … Continue reading