Artifact Title: Couple in Cage

Medium: Video

Artist: Coco Fusco

Upload Year: 2015

Video Length: 32:30

Performers: Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gómez Peña

Video Title: The Couple in the Cage

Uploader: Iván Eusebio Aguirre Darancou

Image Credit: Walker People's Archive at the Walker Art Center: Two Undiscovered Amerindians Visit the West, performance, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, 12 September 1992

TERA Curator: Alejandro Escalante

Couple in Cage

What are we looking for when we go to a museum? A sense of history? A sense of self? Perhaps out of some sense of propriety, we cannot think of a world without history, without us. Fusco and Gómez Peña’s work highlights the museum’s role as not simply a collection of histories but also desires—highlighting the museum as a performance. Deeply disturbing, their work forces us to confront those parts of ourselves we might wish to forget.