21 Friday / February 21, 2014

Research at the Mathers: Understanding Puppets as Heritage: Performing Objects/Performing Culture

12:30 pm to 01:30 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N. Indiana Ave.
http://www.mathers.indiana.edu

Join MMWC Faculty Research Curator Jennifer Goodlander as she discussses puppetry as heritage. UNESCO has designated puppetry as “Intangible Cultural Heritage” in several Asian nations, adding to its economic and political relevance. This designation, however, also problematizes the relationship between the tangible objects with the intangible performance. In the museum the objects of performance function as a transatlantic archive of living and changing traditions; likewise the tradition of Asian performance lies within the body and that in order to understand the tradition and how it changes one must engage with the art as performer. In this presentation Goodlander will explore how the puppet as an object in a museum articulates (past) performances and performs cultural heritage. The lecture will be free and open to the public.

Free visitor parking is available by the Indiana Avenue lobby entrance. Metered parking is available at the McCalla School parking lot on the corner of Ninth Street and Indiana Avenue. The parking lot also has spaces designated for Indiana University C and E permits. During the weekends free parking is available on the surrounding streets.

Cost: Free

For more information contact:

Judy Kirk
(812)855-1696
[email protected]

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