Family Day

Date

From 1 March 2020 to 17 May 2020

Schedule

13:00–16:00

Place

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
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DESCRIPTION

Family Day is a day off at Garage which is great to spend with friends or family members.

Family Day offers both kids and adults a variety of activities to choose from depending on one’s mood and interests, including games with age-mates, work with different materials in an open workshop, visits to lectures and exhibitions, live communication and experience exchange with friends.

how to take part

Free admission with advnce registration.

The event is accessible to deaf and hard of hearing visitors.

Schedule

Open workshop Signs and Meanings

Together with the Museum’s educators, participants of the workshop will create a decoration featuring a unique individual sign—their name’s first letter. Rather than implementing Latin or Cyrillic characters, the emblem’s design will use gestures from dactyl alphabet. Just like the Russian one, it consists of 33 elements, or dactyls, each of which is a gesture signifying a particular letter of the Russian alphabet. Someone who is not trained in RSL but wants to deliver a message using letters, can do it with the help of dactyl.

The workshop is developed for both children and adults.

REGISTRATION

Date
Sunday, March 1
Time
13:00–16:00
Place
Garage Kids' Studio

Games-based masterclasses Configuration

How do you show the 33 letters of the Russian alphabet using one hand? Like lines in written language, our fingers operate as signifying mediums in the dactyl alphabet. To demonstrate a particular letter, the person puts fingers in a certain configuration. Knowing this alphabet allows you to read signs from another person’s hands. These 15-minute game-based masterclasses will acquaint participants with the basics of dactyl.

Date
Sunday, March 1
Time
13:30–15:00, every 15 minutes
Place
Garage Glass Room

Thematic tour for children The Art of Eurythmy around the space of the show “We Treasure Our Lucid Dreams”

This guided tour will introduce participants with the practice of eurythmy—a specific art which brings sound into dialogue with movement. Unlike classic dance, eurythmic technique implies the expression of sound or word—be it music or speech—through the movement of the body, thus allowing the person to “dance” the text. 

REGISTRATION

Date
Sunday, March 1
Time
13:00–13:45
Place
Garage Atrium

Poetry performance The Art of Visual Language

Visitors to Garage’s Mezzanine area will learn which Russian Sign Language elements can be integrated into an artistic statement. Deaf actor Vadim Nikolaev will deliver a performance using sign language gestures and pantomime. 

Vadim Nikolayev is a deaf actor. Born in Yaroslavl to a deaf family, he went to a special school for deaf and hard of hearing children in Yaroslavl, and later studied in Paveletskoye town and in school 1406 in Moscow. He graduated in Film and Theatre Acting from the Russian State Special Academy of Arts and currently works at the Mimics and Gesture Theatre.

Date
Sunday, March 1
Time
15:00–16:00
Place
Garage Mezzanine