I am happy that we could choose from 22 applications of different projects and genres. I always look forward to find something new, progressive, courageous. I think the final program of the Biennial offers to see various possibilities from performing arts. I like that some applicants applied with unusual outcomes of the program, for example an exhibition, a movie or a workshop. That can help the program to define itself and open the discussion about all the various fields performing arts can cover. When I was selecting the participants of the Biennial, of course I had my subjective point of view. I trust my first feeling right after watching the show. I try to focus on the quality of the project, not only its meaning, contents or form. These are the first things which you can see or get, but I also look at the particular projects in the context of the program – what kind of impact the program made on the artist and on his/her project. I am glad to see that the artists knew why they chose that particular host organisation, why they wanted to make this exact project and that their main reason was not money, but to make it happen. I am happy to see when the program and its financial support really helps artists to realise their projects.
Through Stanica I have very close collaborations and relationships with Czech artists and organizations, little less in Hungary and Poland.
Personal meetings with all residents and succesfull applicants – that‘s something very special that the Biennial offers.
Do you have any wishes or suggestions regarding the future of the program and the Biennial?