Couple in the Cage: a Guatinaui Odyssey
1993, 30:00 minutes, colour, English, also available Closed Captioned
The Couple in the Cage documents the traveling performance of Guillermo Gomez-Peña and Coco Fusco, in which they exhibited themselves as caged Amerindians from an imaginary island. Audience reactions dramatize the dilemma of cross-cultural misunderstanding as many are shown to believe that the "savages" were real. The artists' experiences are interwoven with archival footage of ethnographic displays from the past. A powerful blend of comic fiction and poignant reflection on the morality of treating human beings as exotic curiosities.
Rental and Sales
DVD Educational Purchase
Single Screening Rental
5 Year Educational Streaming License, Digital File with DVD Circulation Copy
Gallery Exhibition and Installation, complete Media Request form for quote
Institutional Archival Acquisition, complete Media Request form for quote
Curators and programmers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a login and password to preview Vtape titles online.
Screening and exhibition rentals and archival acquisitions include public performance rights; educational purchases or licenses include rights for classroom screenings and library circulation. When placing an order the customer agrees to our general online terms and conditions. Payment (or a purchase order number) and a signed licensing agreement must be received before media can be shipped to the client.