In each podcast, mediators trained to work at the show Sekretiki: Digging Up Soviet Underground Culture, 1966–1985 share with listeners their opinions on physicality, actionism, science fiction, exhibiting practices, feminism, and the “secrets” of Soviet unofficial art.
Garage was temporarily closed to visitors early in the spring, with many of its departments and services switching to online work, including the Museum’s exhibition mediators. From March through July this year, mediators have been delivering online mediation sessions enabling viewers to have active instant involvement. These were subsequently supplemented by their public dialogues (these recordings are available at Garage’s Facebook and YouTube accounts).
After the Museum reopened, mediators recorded six podcasts allowing listeners to learn more about specific themes covered by the show and trace their development beyond its framework. Each mediator chose a topic based on their interests and background, such as age, gender, and place of study.
The podcasts can be listened to full-length, or you can click on a particular time code. They will also remain available online after the exhibition closes.
The podcasts have been created as part of the public program accompanying the show Sekretiki: Digging Up Soviet Underground Culture, 1966–1985.