The format 'S.M.A.K. in the classroom' makes it possible to introduce children and young people to contemporary visual art. A guide from S.M.A.K. visits the classroom and works on works of art from the S.M.A.K. collection. Together you will question the language, look for exciting translations and let your mind wander around the language and the image.
What can you expect?
A 50-minute lesson in which we work in a playful manner on language skills and image literacy, starting with contemporary and visual art. We start with Marcel Broodthaers' film 'La Pluie', Martin Kippenberger's 'Das Ende des Alphabets' and Ann Veronica Janssens' 'Blue Glitter'.
In our lesson, we take the pupils on an artistic investigation of visual art, poetry and language. In the film we see how Broodthaers writes a poem in the rain. The language disappears, washes away with the water. The poet tries to write a poem, but he cannot. It is impossible to write anything in the pouring rain. Yet Broodthaers tries against his better judgment. Aren't we all a bit like Marcel Broodthaers? Are we not also trying to do something impossible by trying to learn another language? We must try to speak correctly but we must not be afraid to make mistakes either. But isn't translation also a kind of artistic act? Aren't letters actually also images? Isn't there an unexpected beauty in our clumsy language mistakes? In short, language is never finished and we are far from finished.
This offer is suitable for OKAN, NT2 and second-chance education and is adapted to the language level of your class. We have the opportunity to offer this offer free of charge at some schools, more information and reservations can be made via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshops are accessible for all language levels. Depending on the corona measures, you can take your class for a guided visit to the S.M.A.K. as a preparation or as a conclusion.