Jerry Moore

Dynamic Frames - Reconstructing Ritual Performances in the Ancient Andes

Vortrag im Rahmen der Konferenz "Frames of Viewing"

Jerry Moore

Jerry Moore

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The concept of "framing" in interpersonal action has a solid history in ethnography (e.g., in works by Goffman and Bateson), but has had little impact on archaeological approaches to past societies. The notion of the viewing frame is destabilized when applied to dynamic and mobile performative displays. Sensorial dimensions in addition to vision come into play, using what Victor Turner called "all the sensory codes to produce symphonies in more than music." In this discussion, I will explore the design logics and technologies of displays associate with prehispanic mortuary theatricals performed by the Moche (AD 100-750), Chimú (AD 900-1470) and Inka (AD 1200 - 1532) cultures of ancient Peru.

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Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles und Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.


Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, Germany




, May 22, 2003



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