Only 5 days remain until the beginning of the sixth year of the Signal Festival. What can not be missed?
Signal Festival 2018 starts in 5 days. Still don’t know what are the novelties of this year’s edition and what installations you should visit? Read on!
The opening ceremony
The whole festival will begin on Thursday, October 11 at 7pm, with the opening ceremony on Karlínské náměstí. In addition to introductory speech, you can look forward to the first mapping projection at the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius.
The new route will lead Karlín
The Karlín route is the biggest novelty of this year’s Signal Festival, where we also moved 3D video mapping. Just buy 3D glasses at the venue — Kasárna Karlín — and enjoy a spectacular show directed by Basque Hotaru Visual Guerrilla. Their mapping called Biofilms will bring you closer to the concept of using microorganisms as the basis for building materials. On Karlínské náměstí, you can see a site-specific installation called Future Ruins about the history of the mysterious garden. This work created by Romain Tardy combines a digital projection on the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius with twelve light statues.
City center and Vinohrady in the light of the Signal Festival
Within the Centrum and Vinohrady routes, we will introduce you to the artwork of leading Czech artists such as Ivan Kafka, Barbora Šlapetová, Lukáš Rittstein, Michal Škapa and others. We will also give the space to young promising artists, for example, you will see the installation from Tomáš Dymeš, _STROY studio, Tomáš Ullrich and Ivo Louda. Of course, you can enjoy the popular video mapping on Náměstí Míru, where the German Ruestungsschmie.de will show you the story of the past, present and future.
The official festival routes are complemented by so-called Satellites, more information can be found here.
Interior installations in inspirational spaces
If you prefer more intimate atmosphere, we recommend going to our Gallery Zone. For example, you can find yourself in the gravity field of the black hole or in the epicenter of a heavy thunderstorm. Swiss artist Zimoun will introduce his unique concept of work in which he combines mechanical component with common-use items. His installation can be seen in the Hauch Gallery in Karlín. You can buy a ticket that entitles you to enter all five spaces within this zone today at a discounted price, just click here.
If you are interested in how can an organ with a light kinetic installation look and sound together, do not miss the joint project of SIGNAL festival and the String of the Autumn called Organik. You can buy tickets now for following dates 11.10., 12.10. and 13.10.
Be on track with the Signal Festival 2018 mobile app
You can find everything you need in the festival application, which you can download here (iOS) and here (Android). In addition to a description of each installation and useful information, you can also find a navigation map in this app, which will make it easier for you to move around the festival routes.