Group meditation sessions for the project Silence

Date

From 1 June 2021 to 30 September 2021

Place

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Group meditation sessions for the project SilenceGroup meditation sessions for the project Silence

 

Four days a week, the space of Paweł Althamer’s installation Silence will be activated through group meditation sessions. In a unique situation created by the artist at the intersection of two spaces—Gorky Park and his garden Silence—visitors can forget about the city noise and rush and enjoy peace and silence using meditation techniques developed by seven mediators/performers in collaboration with the artist.

When registering for the event, visitors can choose their preferred guide and method. Groups are 15 people max. Admission is possible only with registration and provided there are free spaces in the session. After you register, Museum managers will contact you to confirm your registration. In case of bad weather, the meditation will take place inside the Museum.

Visitors who wish to explore the installation without a group are welcome to use the audio meditation guide recorded for the project. A mediator is always present in the installation and will be happy to answer any questions.

Special sessions are available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearingwith developmental disabilities.

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission with advance registration.

Due to poor weather conditions, meditations are taking place inside the Museum.

Schedule

Rediscovering the Inner Music with Nu Simakina

The meditation begins with a practice of finding and feeling the inner vibration without sound. Working with the inner sound, their fingers and toes, participants will connect to the space of the installation.

26 September, Sunday 11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00
23 September, Thursday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00
24 September, Friday 11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00
25 September, Saturday 11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00
26 September, Sunday 11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00
30 September, Thursday 11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00

REGISTRATION

Place
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Sound and Silence Combination Practices with Evegenia Fomina

Sessions will be devoted to sonic practice and the forgotten tradition of listening. Visitors will explore three types of listening: sensory, semantic, and analytical.

All vocal and performative practices will be adapted for participants of different ages and level of skill. Alternative exercises can be offered in needed.

2 September, Thursday 11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00
4 September, Saturday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00
16 September, Thursday  11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00
17 September, Friday 11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00
18 September, Saturday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00
19 September, Sunday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00
26 September, Sunday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00
30 September, Thursday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00

REGISTRATION

Place
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Reconnecting to Self with Svetlana Marshankina

Participants, guided by the mediator, will explore their inner resources and work with their emotions, aiming to return to the present and calm their minds. The session will be based on meditation techniques developed by N.V. Demidov: the growing of the trust bubble; the search for and the acceptance of the inner fool, clear vision and hearing meditations.

3 September, Friday 11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00
5 September, Sunday 11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00
9 September, Thursday 11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00
10 September, Friday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00
11 September, Saturday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00
12 September, Sunday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00
18 September, Saturday 11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00
23 September, Thursday 11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00

REGISTRATION

Place
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Sounding Body, Precognitive Dreams and Living Garden Practices with Snezhanna Sukhotskaya

Interacting with other participants in the group, visitors can attune their bodies to the group rhythm and analyze the story and the communication they have created.

2 September, Thursday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00
3 September, Friday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00
4 September, Saturday 11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00
5 September, Sunday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00
9 September, Thursday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00
10 September, Friday 11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00
11 September, Saturday 11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00
12 September, Sunday 11:30–13:00; 13:30–15:00

REGISTRATION

Place
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Inner Energy Work Meditations with Gala Izmaylova

The space of the installation Silence turns the visitor towards themselves and helps the restless mind settle in the “here and now” in order to prepare for the start, continuation or end the day. These sessions will be devoted to; meditations that help focus the energy, easy stretches, and work with the face and the body.

16 September, Thursday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00
17 September, Friday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00
24 September, Friday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00
25 September, Saturday 15:30–17:00; 17:30–19:00; 19:30–21:00

REGISTRATION

Place
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art