|kathy rae huffman on Mon, 12 Jan 1998 20:14:33 +0100|
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|Re: Syndicate: Addendum to report on Cluj|
Dear Stephen (and Syndicate readers), This project by Cluj artists Csilla KÅ¡ncsei and Tibor Schneidersounds really great, however they didn't participate in the program I attended...that's why I didn't mention them. If they attended it, I'm really sorry to not meet them. Maybe someone from Cluj or Bucharest can tell us. There were many non-SOROS sponsored projects and initiatives shown and discussed. It was not an insiders social program promoted as a symposium. I hope that my enthusiasm for the area, and the tremendous resources and talent there, is clear. It was my first visit, although I have visited many other regions of the >former east< this term covers a very big territory, and each area is specific with different history, politics and energy for the future. Our opportunities to travel are very competitive, especially for one's time and energy. It also takes many visits to meet a wide spectrum of talented artists, and to find out about interesting projects. Not every local resident is bold enough to engage strangers --at a symposium-- during their first (and very short at that) visit. This is a really good function of the Syndicate list, to share these experiences and hopefully connect the next visitors. I won't miss meeting Csilla and Tibor next time I travel that way. And it seems that a lot has changed in the past year, indeed. Dynamic Network Technologies is very Romanian and I had some pretty good food! (OK, it was a bit expensive....but real good). Cheers from Vienna, Kathy PS...It is never possible to include information about ALL the participants in a conference. Sometimes, it just comes down to how well one can read their own notes!