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TED Ethology: Primate Visions of the Human Mind

March 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

TED Ethology: Primate Visions of the Human Mind
Run Time: 00:49:35

Q&A with Coco Fusco:
30 minutes

Internationally acclaimed artist Coco Fusco will present a screening of her video, TED Ethology: Primate Visions of the Human Mind, at the Orlando Museum of Art, Friday March 31, 2017 at 6pm. Fusco will introduce the video and conduct a question and answer session after the screening.

TED Ethology: Primate Visions of the Human Mind is presented as a TED Talk by the chimpanzee animal psychologist Dr. Zira from the original Planet of the Apes films of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Fusco embodies and performs the talk in full costume and make up. In her lecture, Dr. Zira draws from primatology, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology to address human aggression and predatory behavior for the accumulation of resources in post-industrial societies.

Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and curator, who lives and works in Gainesville, FL. Much of her work explores the politics of gender, race, war and identity through multi-media productions incorporating large-scale projections, closed-circuit television, web-based live streaming performances with audience interaction, as well as performances at cultural events that actively engage with the audience.

The event is presented at the Orlando Museum of Art in collaboration with the University of Central Florida’s School of Visual Art and Design with support from UCF’s College of Arts and Humanities, The Big Read UCF, Flying Horse Editions and Sunspot Cinema. This event is free and open to the public.


March 31, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Orlando Museum of Art
2416 North Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803 United States