Four Dalinian proposals to celebrate Saint George’s Day through the internet

The Dalí Foundation proposes four digital actions to celebrate Sant Jordi. According to a statement, the aim is to “accompany users of all ages” during the day in confinement. The first action is one collective reading of texts written by Salvador Dalí and Gala which can be chosen from their respective youth newspapers, ‘The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí’ or ’50 magic secrets to paint ‘. The Foundation encourages participants to be Dalí’s voice, to record a video as they read the chosen text aloud and to upload it to their stories. Instagram with the hashtag #DaliBooks and the tag @museudali. The profile will share them.
To promote participation, the director of the Dalinian Studies Center, Montse Aguer, and other members of the Dalí Foundation will collaborate with the reading.

The second action is one “love postcard to give to the loved one”, which can be downloaded from the Dalí Foundation’s website.

In addition, they will show from photographs what is the library of the Dalí in Portlligat and what is the Center for Dalinian Studies in Figueres, where they are kept the original books of surrealistic genius which are available to researchers. The intention is for the audience to provide feedback on their reading habits: what is their time of reading, what book has accompanied them over the years, who are their literary heroes, what is their favorite corner to read or , like Dalí, make annotations or illustrations on the pages.

Finally, the members of the Dalí Foundation will do recommendations for reading both books by Dalí as of publications of the same institution. They will also encourage users to share their favorite reads.

The Dalí Foundation welcomes this type of digital action, which aims to provide learning and entertainment tools to alleviate the worry and uncertainty of the present moment.

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