To support artists, scientists and personalities from other professions who work on projects which place emphasis on uniting, connecting, and bridging.
Support consists of making possible a 3 to 6 months sojourn in the Bridge Guard residence in Štúrovo, Slovakia, with the right to work in complete freedom on one’s own project, and with only minimal duties.
Next to the work on his or her own project, the most important duty of the Bridge Guard consists of observing the bridge every day and of recording the observations in the Bridge Log.
The post of Bridge Guard requires a person in whose work boundaries of countries or eras are bridged, mental, social, religious or political boundaries are crossed, different scientific fields are connected, or various artistic media are utilized.
The Bridge Guard works on topics such as integrating, bridging, connecting, uniting opposites, exploring and moving boundaries, encountering the unknown in others and within oneself.
Of course, groups of artists or scientists may be suitable as Bridge Guards, provided they do not consist of more than two people.
Opened May 20, 2004 in Štúrovo, Slovakia
Run by the local cultural association “”Štúrovo and vicinity””
Space provided by the town of Štúrovo
Sponsored by “”Stefan and Viera Fonds”” of the Corymmbo foundation in Zürich, Switzerland
Curated by Hanneke (mainly) and Karol (sometimes) Frühauf
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Months: 3 – 6
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts