Signal Festival 2021 will take place from Thursday 14 October to Sunday 17 October in the streets of Prague 1, 7, and 8.
You can look forward to a total of 15 works – video mappings, projections, and breathtaking installations – by important Czech artists such as Milena Dopitová, Jiří Černický, the duo Vrtiška & Žák, internationally renowned foreign creators of Onionlab or Weltraumgrafik, or young talents of the Czech audiovisual scene.
This year’s main theme is Plan C, which deals with ecology, human coexistence with the planet, but also how to make a festival in one of the biggest social crises in recent decades.
“The pandemic of the insidious disease COVID-19 has affected the whole world. We had to react, look for new solutions. Look around the corner and try new techniques. But we learned a lot along the way and remembered the basic unchanging values,” states the official website.
“To be resilient, we must take care of ourselves, our friendships, our families, society, culture and landscape. A healthier environment and mental well-being will help our physical health. We need a new plan. Considerate, friendly, sustainable for our planet, society and the environment. A plan that can react to adverse circumstances and can adapt. That’s why we come up with Plan C.”
Signal Festival is one of the largest cultural event in the Czech Republic, whose unique integration of art, city space, and modern technology has drawn over 2 million attendees to Prague in the five years of its existence.
The festival brings visually attractive works together with complex installations of international quality. Its concept allows it to appeal both to professionals and the lay public.
The festival was the idea of producer Martin Pošta, curator Jan Rolník and artist Amar Mulabegovic from the group of artists The Macula.
After the success of video mapping which was realized in 2010 by The Macula group and Martin Pošta on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the Prague astronomical clock, an idea of a large-scale performance in the field of light art in the Czech Republic by means of a festival occurred.
Preparing for the first year took three years in total. The organizers succeeded in bringing the most famous names in the field from all over the world and with the kind support of Prague City, and the municipal districts of Prague 1 and Prague 2, as well as other partners they started the light festival tradition.