When? 10 – 13 October 2019, 19:00 – 24:00
Where? All over Prague
How much? FREE (paid zone: 200 CZK in advance / 300 CZK on spot)
During the four evenings in October, the streets and public spaces of Prague, its most famous historical monuments and less well-known parts will be transformed into art objects and spaces depicting various faces of historical Prague.
The seventh year of the light festival will bring works by prominent personalities of the Czech art scene and installation by local or foreign authors. From a total of 18 installations, 12 will be located at brand new locations. The visitors can for example experience a new look at the Invalidovna or the Ministry of Transport premises. In the Smetana Embankment, there will be the largest installation in the history of the entire festival, which will cover 180,000 m3.
Popular video-mappings will open the facades of the buildings in Malá Strana and on the Karlín route. After one year break the Tyrš House returns with 3D video mapping visualising the topic of human desire for a better future. Newly, the main program will include an audio-visual performance in the Church of the Savior by four young artists who will create a unique atmosphere using lights, smoke, and organ music. The festival will be richer in children’s program Signal Playground, an accompanying program and walks Signal Walks.
The current theme of revolutionary autumn of 1989 (the Velvet Revolution which led to the fall down of the communist regime) is equally diverse in individual installations. The specific moment of Czechoslovak history will be commemorated by the installation of Trabi on Petřín. This audio-visual installation, consisting of ten Trabant cars, will commemorate the escape of East German Germans in the autumn of 1989, after which around a thousand of abandoned trabants remained on Petřín and its surroundings. Through audio-visual screenings, the project will offer memories of both sides, Czechs and Germans. A playful Italian video-mapping on Lyckovo Square in Karlin will be also devoted to the evolutionary autumn of 1989.
TIP: The largest yet: The site-specific installation will allow viewers to see above the water surface of 180,000 m3 between the Smetana Embankment and Střelecký Ostrov and discover the unsuspected possibilities of exhibiting works of art in public space.
TIP: Paid zone: 6 installations will be part of the Signal Festival’s paid zone. This year it includes the Czech Museum of Music, the Ministry of Transport, Mirror Chapel in Clementinum, and other stops of the Gallery Zone – Invalidovna, Main Point Karlin, and Vojan Gardens. Admission to six locations all together including the entry to 3D video mapping will be possible to purchase as part of Signal Pass, which costs 200 CZK in advance or 300 CZK on the spot.
A map is for free within the mobile application.
If you still hesitate, definitely take a look at the official website gallery from previous years.
How to get to some of the locations from Almandine Apartments?
Please visit the following links to see possible routes. Usually, the public transport in the evenings is adapted to the needs of the festival.