ezabel zhou, architecture, class of 2023/2025
a primitive evolution, painting

a primitive evolution was a reflective response to yasmina reza's ‘god of carnage’, a play script describing a meeting between two sets of parents, initially meant to amicably resolve a conflict caused by their children, that ultimately results in extreme exchanges laced with misogyny, racial prejudice, and homophobia. the word 'yesterday' made me think of the growth/transition from childhood to adulthood, the supposed fundamental differences between a child and an adult, and the commonly interchangeable use of the terms 'childish' and 'uncivilized’.”