Prague 16.-19.10.2014

Light installations in the streets, squares, parks as well as on the Vltava River. Video mapping shows projected on the major Prague buildings and monuments, new technologies and unchained creativity of artists from all around the world – the second edition of the largest cultural event in the Czech Republic, the SIGNAL Light Festival, which is supported by the CzechTourism agency and will take over Prague again this October, promises these and much more.

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The SIGNAL festival is the biggest light art show in Czech Republic. Its first edition took place in October 2013 and it was visited by almost 250 000 people. This year it will take over the streets of Prague again.

SIGNAL turns the public space of czech metropolis into a shining gallery. This year’s edition is once again looking for unusual attractive Prague venues where it will offer technologically advanced interactive light installations to the audience. Some of the works have already been successfully presented at festivals abroad; however, most of the works are being created especially for their world premiere at the SIGNAL festival.
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SIGNAL Light Festival

The first edition of the SIGNAL light festival was visited by 250,000 people last year, and this year’s edition definitely does not want to drop behind. That is why it is going to attract its audience by more than 20 light installations; this year, the visitors may in particular start looking forward to a number of interactive projects inviting their participation. There will also be breathtaking video mapping shows projected on the fronts of major Prague buildings, like the St. Ludmila Church, Michna Palace and newly also the Municipal Library and the Kinsky Palace in the Old Town Square.

Many artists literally from all over the world – from Australia to South Corea and Turkey to France, Spain and Finland – are currently preparing their light art works for the second edition of the SIGNAL festival. For example, American artist Jen Lewin is bringing her playful project entitled The Pool to Prague. Her installation of luminous circular pads that change colour depending on the visitors’ movement has already succeeded in Sydney and Singapore. Its Prague premiere will certainly be a feast for all those who like to play with light.

Naturally, the festival will also present light installations by Czech artists. Including those by Petr Nikl, Richard Loskot, Floex, Black Division, David Černý and many others.

“The SIGNAL festival will turn Prague into a giant gallery. This year’s edition is once again looking for unusual attractive venues where it will offer technologically advanced interactive light installations to the audience. Some of the works have already been successfully presented at festivals abroad; however, most of the works are being created especially for their world premiere at the Prague festival. There is definitely a lot to start looking forward to,” says Pavel Sedlák, the programme director of the festival.

The SIGNAL Light Festival will be held in Prague on 16th – 19th October 2014; admission will be free for all visitors. For more info about the festival visit the website www.signalfestival.com!

About Prague

Prague is situated on both banks of the Vltava River. It is thought of as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and the Prague Castle, listed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list, is the largest castle complex in the world. And the capital of the Czech Republic can offer even more, its rocky landscape is covered by a huge number of other unique landmarks, many of them hosting prestigious cultural events. The population of Prague is 1.2 million. Every year the city is visited by 5 million tourists making it one of the liveliest European metropolises.

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