23 October
Performance and public talk Hydrogen City
19 October
Science Fiction Reading Group

"The Word for World is Forest"

The second season of the science fiction reading group run by Garage Digital continues to explore the potential of sci-fi writings in the broader context of contemporary cultural criticism and art. The season will focus on the sociopolitical aspects of New Wave sci-fi literature in the U.S.


June 1, 19:00–20:30
Philip K. Dick, Ubik
June 8, 19:00–20:30
Philip K. Dick, Ubik
August 10, 19:00–20:30
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
August 17, 19:00–20:30
Sociology and economics in William Gibson's Sprawl trilogy. A Lecture by Dmitry Raider
September 14, 19:00–20:30
"History and Physics of an Anarchist Utopia — The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin". A lecture by Anna Nizhnik
September 21, 19:00–20:30
Poetry and poetics of Ursula Le Guin
October 19, 19:00–20:30
Samuel R. Delany, Dhalgren

The schedule will be updated.

Moderator: Boris Klyushnikov

The reading group will take place online via Zoom. The book will be read and discussed in Russian.

Free with advance registration.

Developed by Garage Education Department and Garage Digital, the reading group is part of the public program accompanying the exhibition Assuming Distance: Speculations, Fakes, and Predictions in the Age of the Coronacene.

Photo: Cover of the British edition of Ursula Le Guin’s novel The Dispossessed. Cover: Colin Hay, 1975

Garage Digital Patron: Aksenov Family Foundation

Boris Klyushnikov

Сurator and theorist of contemporary art and a teacher at Rodchenko Art School and BAZA Institute of Contemporary Art (both Moscow). He has worked at the National Center for Contemporary Art (Moscow) and taught at the Department of Cinema and Contemporary Art of the Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow). He was the organizer of a laboratory of art criticism at Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art (Moscow).
22 September
Film screening: World on a Wire
12 August
Discussion of Lu Yang’s performance
DOKU Giant – LuYang the Destroyer
4 August
World on a Wire Dialogues
11 July
Stream of the survival game Still Alive
30 May
Performance by Lu Yang
26 May
A series of remote presence events in a digital object by Aleksei Taruts
19 March
Digital Workers’ Conference
15 October
Open call to select participants for a performance by the multimedia artist Lu Yang
21 July
Science Fiction Reading Group
16 April
A Performative Lecture by Kirill Savchenkov
12 April
A practical session by Sofa Skidan
23 February
Letsplay by Aleksei Taruts and Sergey Babkin
20 February
Letsplay by Sara Culmann
1 December
Sasha Puchkova’s Speculative Concilium
30 November
Performance by Sofa Skidan
29 November
A lecture by Daria Kalugina
23 November
Eco Jam Hackathon
15 November
A lecture by Alexander Vetushinsky
10 November
100 Games on Ecology. Postlecture and workshop
3 November
Public Talk by Jose Sanchez
17 October
Artist talk and Let's Play by Lu Yang
6 October
Let's Play by Dasha Nasonova and Dima Vesnin
4 October
Public talk with Hideo Kojima
28 September
A lecture by Sergey Rozhin
22 July
Let’s Play. Lawrence Lek: 2065
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