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A glance at Mapiko's masks: technical, symbolic and creative appropriation of the mask

Grant number: 13/25785-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): May 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Theatre
Principal Investigator:Matteo Bonfitto Júnior
Grantee:Mariana Conde Rhormens Lopes
Supervisor abroad: Euclides Filipe Gonçalves
Home Institution: Instituto de Artes (IA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), Mozambique  
Associated to the scholarship:12/19250-4 - A glance at Mapiko's masks: technical, symbolic and creative appropriation of the mask., BP.MS

Abstract

This research project has, as its methodology, fieldworking at Makonde's community in Mozambique in order to produce primary references and enable observations and analyzes of Mapiko's masks (main object of the project). For this fieldwork a bond with the Eduardo Mondlane's University in Maputo (Mozambique) will be established. Eduardo Mondlane's University, located in the capital, is the largest University of Mozambique and provides historical archives of Mozambique, the African Studies Centre and the Museum of Natural History. This step is predicted to be performed from March 2013 to May 2013. (AU)