Aug 10, 2023

The Eleventh Edition of Signal Festival Will Offer Two Video Mappings

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The upcoming Signal Festival, now in its eleventh edition, promises a range of exciting attractions.

It will feature two distinct video mapping routes and feature works by esteemed artists Jiří Příhoda, Zdeněk Sýkora, and Federico Díaz.

The video mappings will illuminate two iconic Prague landmarks: the Municipal Library building on Mariánské náměstí and the Church of St. Cyril and Methodius on Karlínské náměstí.

A highlight of this year’s festival is the unique artwork “Echo,” specially crafted for Signal. This video mapping offers a breath of fresh air to the genre, drawing inspiration from nature, the environment, and the intricate yet imperceptible natural processes that bind us.

The video projections adorning the Municipal Library building on Mariánské náměstí harmoniously merge history and contemporary technology. Utilizing artificial intelligence and programmed robotic lights, this display extends the animated façade into the surrounding space.

Titled “Luminary Glyphs,” is the brainchild of Hungarian artist András László Nagy. Combining his background in fine art and classical music, Nagy masterfully marries both disciplines to create an enthralling visual experience.

This thought-provoking piece will grace Karlínské náměstí and is the creation of the acclaimed audiovisual studio Flightgraf, established in Tokyo in 2013. Renowned for projects like the monumental Sand of Light video mapping for Qatar 2022 and its presentation at Milano Design Week 2022, Flightgraf’s work is bound to leave a lasting impact.

Another remarkable feature of Signal Festival is the illumination of Zdeněk Sýkora’s iconic creation, “The Tiling of the Four Wind Chimneys of the Letenský Tunnel.”

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Originating in 1969 as part of the “Black and White Structure” series, this installation employed a proprietary software algorithm to fuse segments of black and white geometric forms. In a pioneering move, Czech artist David Vrbík will resurrect “Black and White Structure” through mesmerizing laser projections.

Further enriching the festival’s offerings is the kinetic masterpiece “VISTA MARS” by Jiří Příhoda, a distinguished Czech visual artist renowned for his work at the juncture of sculpture, object art, and architecture. Located within the Rustonka administrative complex in Karlín, this creation houses an outdoor 360° video projection capturing the authentic landscape of planet Mars, using real footage sourced from NASA.

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