Field Notes, Objects, Plants, Practices, Spatial Orders
The Maize Plant in an Incaican Microcosmos
This wood cup, which is called in Quechua, quero, was produced in the sixteenth century, shortly after the arrival of the Spaniards to the Andean region. The queros, in the past as well as in the present, serve for consuming maize beer as part of Andean rituals, which are comprised of two entities.
Media Library, Plants, Practices, Technologies
VIDEO: Taking Plants and People Seriously: Multispecies Entanglements in the West Papuan Oil Palm Nexus, by Sophie Chao
Drawing from long-term ethnographic fieldwork in rural West Papua, Sophie Chao’s talk examines how Indigenous Marind communities conceptualize plants as particular kinds of persons within a multispecies cosmology. The talk took place on Nov 10, 2020 in the framework of 4A_Lab Online Seminars.
Humans, Media Library, Painting, Plants
VIDEO: Curator Talk with Stephan Kemperdick
Stephan Kemperdick is curator of Early Netherlandish and Early German Painting at Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in Berlin. The talk took place on Nov 4, 2020 in the framework of 4A_Lab Online Seminars.
Field Notes, Objects, Plants, Spatial Orders
La planta del maíz en un microcosmos incaico
Esta copa de madera llamada en quechua quero fue fabricada en el siglo XVI, poco después de la llegada de los españoles a la región andina. Los queros, tanto en el pasado como en el presente, sirven para consumir la chicha, la cerveza de maíz, en rituales andinos que incluyen dos entidades.
Field Notes, Objects, Plants
Sullu Sullu, an Abortifacient Plant in the Service of the Inca Empire
Human beings are rarely represented in art produced in the heartland of the Inca Empire. However, the collection at the Ethnological Museum of Berlin includes a unique ceramic piece from the Cusco region on which six women are depicted holding a branch from which sprout two flowers.