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Human Zoos: The Couple in the Cage

Description
A 'human zoo' is a display of a particular group of humans for the purposes of entertainment, education or propaganda. Although particularly prevelant in the later 19th and earlier 20th centuries, human zoos have a long history and were held in a wide variety of national contexts, including Scotland. Byre World has organised a series of events inviting audiences to think about the practices of putting people on display, including this film screening of 'The Couple in the Cage', directed by Coco Fusco and Paula Heredia in 1993. The film, which documents the travelling performance of Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Coco Fusco in which they exhibited themselves as caged Amerindians from an imaginary island, will be introduced by Dr Leshu Torchin and is supported by the Centre for Film Studies. The screening complements the exhibition Human Zoos: Putting People on Display, which runs at the Byre from 9 April to 7 May.
Presenter
Dr Leshu Torchin
Type
Film, Seminar
Open to
All staff and students
Date
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Time
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where
Byre Theatre, Studio
Contact
Laura Pels Ferra
Email
modlangs@st-andrews.ac.uk
Website
https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/modlangs/research/seminars/
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