Kristek insisted that the 11th station should be unknown to the pilgrim, concealed. It should be somewhere between the first and last station, between the birth and death of the Thaya. He stuck to his intention resolutely. Through his work, Lubo Kristek asks urgent questions: Is the current postmodern society ceasing to feel the need to survive? Is it losing the survival instinct as a result of being so tightly trammelled?
There was no happening at the 11th station. For each pilgrim, his own search becomes the happening. The artist revealed the following concerning this hidden station:
“If you mix the day with the night and the night with the day, if you bring together all the addressed symbols from the other stations along with the nooks in nature which I found here, if you awaken all your senses, if at least for a while you drive out the ever more powerful rational aspect in order to let fantasy have its say... If you choose one direction for the earthy, humble, GO through the country with faith, hope and love, then you cannot fail to find this place, this station you seek. It exists, believe me. But it may take some people a while longer to find it.“
Lubo Kristek, Podhradí nad Dyjí 2013
The Glyptotheque as a Meeting Place: Introduction
Iveta K. Pavlovičová (born 1974) is a Czech theatre studies specialist and director of the Research Institute for Communication in Arts in Brno.
She has long been engaged in the postmodern theatre and its sources. She is the author of scientific-research projects supported by the Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Fund for Development of Universities, Czech Literary Fund and the European Union (European Fund for Regional Development), as well as theatre projects supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Czech-German Fund for the Future. She participated in the 3rd and 4th International Symposium of Theatre Anthropology at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing arts Brno (JAMU), where she lectured in the years 2003–2004. She also gave a lecture at the Masaryk University Institute of Anthropology in Brno. Since 2009, she has worked on the forming of an exhibition programme at the Baroque Palace of Riegersburg.
She published the article Modely v nás a možnost jejich změny (Our Inner Models and the Possibility to Change Them) in the magazine Vesmír (2/2005) and a teaching video programme for high schools. She is the author of the textbook Tělo, znak a rytmus (Body, Sign and Rhythm) for JAMU and the book Divadlo Neslyšících a nové cesty (Theatre of the Deaf and the New Ways, 2002) that was published as part of a publication project supported by the Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.