ARTPIL Profiles of the Arts
Signal Festival of Lights
October 11-14, 2018 / Prague

Verge (Jana Mercogliano), UNREST

Signal Festival of Lights is the largest cultural event in the Czech Republic, whose unique integration of art, city space, and modern technology has drawn over 2 millions 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. With its support of new works of art, Signal Festival has become a respected platform on an international scale and a sought-after venue for introducing the newest projects of the field.

 

Olivier Ratsi

Hyperbinary, Wave

Wave

The lighting installation by Hyperbinary is made up from one hundred twenty programmable LED poles explores the physical phenomenon of wave motion and its forms. An example may be the energy of a vibrating movement of a particle which is progressively transferring to the other particles in its surroundings.

 

Jakub Pešek and Lukáš Dřevjaný, Henge

Barbora Šlapetová & Lukáš Rittstein, Together, in Parallel

Together, in Parallel

For already 20 years, Barbora Šlapetová and Lukáš Rittstein have been both recognized as one of the most remarkable artists at the Czech scene. It is well demonstrated by the prestigious Jindřich Chalupecký Award or Magnesia Litera Award won for a book entitled Proč je noc černá (Why the Night Is Black). They have represented the Czech Republic with their work also at international exhibitions EXPO Shanghai 2010 and EXPO Milano 2015.

 

Maxime Houot and Nohista, Cyclique

Marpi Studio, Aquarium

Aquarium / Marpi Studio

Aquarium presents an interactive simulation heavily inspired by the underwater world. With the help of the artificial intelligence the projects tries to find a way of making the picture surprise its very own creator. This never-ending and constantly evolving project uses an application based on the Machine Learning method.

 

Robyn Moody, Wave Interference

Zimoun

Zimoun

216 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 70 x 70 x 70cm. In his work, Zimoun uses simple functional components and with their help he creates platforms based on the principles of architecture and sound. The common features of many of his projects are represented by ordinary objects used in industry, emotional depth and minimalist terminology.

 

 Performance Jan Slovák by Jaroslav Rón’s statue of Franz Kafka

XYZ, Watch 2,1/18

Watch 2,1/18

XYZ’s site-specific installation entitled Watch 2.1/18 is inspired by the idea of dystopian future. The visitor is trapped within the space with no existence of exceptionality and where everything is under continuous surveillance.

 

Intermédia I AVU / Studio of Milena Dopitova, Anonymous Illusion

The financing of the festival is drawn from the support of grant programs such as those of the Magistrate of the Capital City of Prague, the Ministry of Regional Development, and the municipal districts involved, as well as through partnership with commercial entities and revenues from the auxiliary activities of the festival.

[via Signal Festival of Lights]

Signal Festival of Lights
October 11-14, 2018 / Prague
For more information please visit the festival page >

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Signal Festival of Lights
October 11-14, 2018 / Prague

Verge (Jana Mercogliano), UNREST

Signal Festival of Lights is the largest cultural event in the Czech Republic, whose unique integration of art, city space, and modern technology has drawn over 2 millions 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. With its support of new works of art, Signal Festival has become a respected platform on an international scale and a sought-after venue for introducing the newest projects of the field.

 

Olivier Ratsi

Hyperbinary, Wave

Wave

The lighting installation by Hyperbinary is made up from one hundred twenty programmable LED poles explores the physical phenomenon of wave motion and its forms. An example may be the energy of a vibrating movement of a particle which is progressively transferring to the other particles in its surroundings.

 

Jakub Pešek and Lukáš Dřevjaný, Henge

Barbora Šlapetová & Lukáš Rittstein, Together, in Parallel

Together, in Parallel

For already 20 years, Barbora Šlapetová and Lukáš Rittstein have been both recognized as one of the most remarkable artists at the Czech scene. It is well demonstrated by the prestigious Jindřich Chalupecký Award or Magnesia Litera Award won for a book entitled Proč je noc černá (Why the Night Is Black). They have represented the Czech Republic with their work also at international exhibitions EXPO Shanghai 2010 and EXPO Milano 2015.

 

Maxime Houot and Nohista, Cyclique

Marpi Studio, Aquarium

Aquarium / Marpi Studio

Aquarium presents an interactive simulation heavily inspired by the underwater world. With the help of the artificial intelligence the projects tries to find a way of making the picture surprise its very own creator. This never-ending and constantly evolving project uses an application based on the Machine Learning method.

 

Robyn Moody, Wave Interference

Zimoun

Zimoun

216 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 70 x 70 x 70cm. In his work, Zimoun uses simple functional components and with their help he creates platforms based on the principles of architecture and sound. The common features of many of his projects are represented by ordinary objects used in industry, emotional depth and minimalist terminology.

 

 Performance Jan Slovák by Jaroslav Rón’s statue of Franz Kafka

XYZ, Watch 2,1/18

Watch 2,1/18

XYZ’s site-specific installation entitled Watch 2.1/18 is inspired by the idea of dystopian future. The visitor is trapped within the space with no existence of exceptionality and where everything is under continuous surveillance.

 

Intermédia I AVU / Studio of Milena Dopitova, Anonymous Illusion

The financing of the festival is drawn from the support of grant programs such as those of the Magistrate of the Capital City of Prague, the Ministry of Regional Development, and the municipal districts involved, as well as through partnership with commercial entities and revenues from the auxiliary activities of the festival.

[via Signal Festival of Lights]

Signal Festival of Lights
October 11-14, 2018 / Prague
For more information please visit the festival page >