ZADAN – Hopes and Protections on the Body. Jewellery Art lecture series by HDK Valand in collaboration with IASPIS
Speaker: Lars Krutak, PhD Research Associate, Museum of International Folk Art (USA). “Prayers for Protection and Empowerment: Magical Tattooing across the Indigenous World”
The ZADAN series Hopes and Protections on the Body explores if new amuletic and talismanic immaterial protections have emerged that replace magical objects worn directly on the body, or if the digital space is unable to translate the talismanic qualities held in material objects. The series investigates the hopes, desires, and fears that prompt jewellery makers to create amulets/talismans/charms as adornments and objects today.