Program - Day 6 - Monday 4 August

Section I - Moving Images / Day 6

Spirit and Mind: The Use of Film in the Documentation, Analysis and Explication of Meaning in Yolngu Ritual

Howard Morphy (Canberra)

This session will consider the ways in which film can be used in recording and analysing Yolngu ritual performance - what one learns about ritual from the process of filming it, and how knowledge of ritual influences the ways in which film can be used to explicate performance and convey the meaning and experience of ritual to outside audiences.

Howard Morphy
Howard Morphy
Professor and Director, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia