Get a taste of light art
From the 15th to the 18th of October Signal light festival will brighten up the streets of Prague for the third time. Members of the team responsible for festival’s organization recommend to check out the light masterpieces either on the first or the last day of the show, when they expect less visitors and therefore a more enjoyable festival experience. This year Signal presents a total of 21 light installations, 4 video mappings on Prague’s monuments and 5 interactive light installations.
Among this year’s specialties will be 5 light installations visitors can interact with.
Light Tunnel at Letna
The biggest attraction will be the installation of a French artist Nohist, who specializes in experimental combinations of human skills with light elements. Visitors of the light tunnel at Letna will not only be able to embrace the beauty with their eyes but also to co-create it with their voices. Every visitor will get a chance to illuminate the dark tunnel full of LED lamps built in Letna park with his voice. Every sound made inside of the tunnel will be recorded and then transformed into a light trace. For each visitor a new, unique composition is thereby created from all audio and visual elements.
WIDE/SIDE at Cihelna
WIDE/SIDE interactive installation was created by a portuguese artist João Martinho Moura, who focuses on digital art, intelligent interfaces and computer aesthetics. As a result, the installation itself is constantly changing and acquiring countless different forms, responding to the movements and gestures of the viewers. Visitors and passersby become a part of artist’s creation and define the appearance of the light elements.
Dancing Cubes at Piazzeta
The interactive Dancing Cubes installation will not be placed at the National Theatre piazzeta just by chance. The spacious glass cubes will be danced around the space by professional dancers as well as enthusiastic visitors, accompanied by music and lights. Duo of Czech designers Jan Vacek and Martin Šmíd, authors of the Dancing Cubes, have won numerous awards for their furniture designs, and now they’re experimenting in a new field of light forms.
M-B Tuned at Kampa
This interactive audiovisual installation enables viewers to experience the excitement of shaping the elegant curves of a Mercedes-Benz automobile. A wild collision of colours, shapes, curves, and sound pulses will take place in a futuristic lightbox allowing viewers to operate it using a control panel. The installation was created by a Czech studio R/FRM, which specializes in the fields of scenography, architecture, and visual art.
Faces at Šítkovská věž
This interactive projection introduces new technology, as it is created by the visitors themselves using the Intel RealSense camera, which can capture a 3D model of the human head. As a result, 3D models of visitors’ faces will be projected directly onto the Šítkovská Tower. This masterpiece was created by 3Dsense – an international group of young enthusiasts based in Prague.