The project demonstrates the example of the educational program, synthesizing several formats of work with audience: traditional formats of lectures and master classes, and contemporary - mediation, the project work, storytelling, theatrical methods. Participants get multidimensional experience - plunge into a research of an exhibition of the contemporary art and comprehend, analyze and creatively express the gained knowledge.
Exhibitions of the contemporary art often become a subject of heated debates. And in connection with this exact exhibition of Jan Fabre at The Hermitage the agressive reaction of the general public started to spread around all possible social networks, press etc. So that is why studying of this reaction to our exhibition and perception of the contemporary art in the traditional museum became the purpose of the project. Inclusion of the documentary theater - for the first time in educational practice of The Hermitage - has defined technique of a research: studying of visitors' books, publications about exhibition, observation of visitors, interviews with the staff of the museum. I like the fact that now together with our participants we came to an idea, that final performance will become the platform for a discussion, where not only participants of the project will have a word, but also the audience will be actively involved in discussion of sensitive issues: art borders, contemporary art as instrument of promotion, social responsibility of art, elitism of art, museum as temple or museum as a progressive institution and others.