Monkey Business

Lesser Apes 06

In 1735 the influential zoologist Carl Linnaeus published the first edition his masterpiece Systema Naturae, a groundbreaking taxonomy of the three kingdoms of nature. This was the first time humans were placed in the same zoological category as monkeys.

In line with this thinking, the video selection in Monkey Business searches for common ground between the species. Looking closely at animal behavior, the naked ape, vulture or alpaca in ourselves becomes visible, and might even make an interspecial love affair sound like a good idea.

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