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ZADAN Lecture series. Prayers for Protection and Empowerment: Magical Tattooing Across the Indigenous World by Lars Krutak

Lectures  /  OnlineOnly  /  08 Mar 2022
Published: 08.03.2022
Images on the poster: Buddhist monk at Wat Bang Phra Monastery. Thailand. 2007; Mentawai shaman Aman Bereta tattooing Aman Ipai’s leg. Siberut Island, Indonesia. 2007; Hand tattoos of Kayan elder Ado Ngo. Upper Rajang River, Sarawak, Borneo. 2011. © Lars Krutak. 
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Images on the poster: Buddhist monk at Wat Bang Phra Monastery. Thailand. 2007; Mentawai shaman Aman Bereta tattooing Aman Ipai’s leg. Siberut Island, Indonesia. 2007; Hand tattoos of Kayan elder Ado Ngo. Upper Rajang River, Sarawak, Borneo. 2011. © Lars Krutak.
 
 

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Intro
We cordially invite you to the sixth lecture in the ZADAN series by Lars Krutak (PhD). He is an American anthropologist, photographer, curator, and writer known for his research about Indigenous tattoo and its cultural background.
ZADAN series by Lars Krutak (PhD), “Prayers for Protection and Empowerment: Magical Tattooing Across the Indigenous World”.

>> Tuesday, March 8th, 2022,16:00 – 17:15 (UTC+1:00)
Register now in advance for this event. LINK to zoom lecture: https://bit.ly/3dfLQa7

For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples across the globe have practiced various forms of tattooing to please or seek protection from particular spirits or ancestors who inhabited their worlds. In this virtual lecture, I explore the cross-cultural use of amuletic, “guardian,” yantra, and other magical tattoos as religious and practical tools that were utilized to enhance human well-being and access to supernatural power. Based on ethnographic data and fieldwork among numerous tattooing societies, I will discuss how this complex of personal power and belief allowed individuals to transcend their human, natural, and otherworldly realms of everyday existence.


Biography
Lars Krutak PhD is an American anthropologist, photographer, curator, and writer known for his research about Indigenous tattoo and its cultural background. He hosted and produced the 10-part documentary series Tattoo Hunter on the Discovery Channel and is a Research Associate at the Museum of International Folk Art (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA). Krutak is the author of more than 90 articles for scientific journals and popular magazines on the subject of tattooing. His books include Tattoo Traditions of Native North America (2014), Magical Tattoos and Scarification (2012), Kalinga Tattoo focusing on Indigenous tattooing culture in the northern Philippines (2010), and The Tattooing Arts of Tribal Women (2007). Krutak also served as the senior editor for Ancient Ink: The Archeology of Tattooing (2018), the first book dedicated to the archaeological study of tattooing.
Lars Krutak PhD: https://www.larskrutak.com/
Research Associate, Museum of International Falk Art, USA: https://internationalfolkart.academia.edu/LarsKrutak


Find out more about ZADAN visit here: https://craftlaboratory.org/zadan-2021-2022/

We hope ZADAN will facilitate stronger ties between our education at HDK-Valand and with communities, local, national, and international.
 
The entire lecture series will be recorded and made available on the project website of Craft (www.craftlaboratory.net). The ZADAN project will result in an on-site group exhibition in Gothenburg from March 7 to 13, 2022, which runs parallel to the annual event, Munich Jewellery Week (MJW) in Germany. The exhibition will be connected virtually to MJW.


EXTERNAL PROJECT PARTNER
Four Gallery, Gothenburg.
 
FUNDING INSTITUTIONS
IASPIS / The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
Göteburgs Slöjdforening.

 
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Lars Krutak. Photo by Iian Spira..
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