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This month, visitors to Prague will be able to see some of the city’s classic architecture and surroundings in a whole new light.
From October 12 -15th, SIGNAL Festival returns for it’s fifth year to 22 locations across Prague. Lighting artists from all over the world and the Czech Republic dazzle festival-goers with “all things light” – from video projection mapping onto historic structures, light installations, 3-D exhibits and more.
Last year, the festival had over half a million visitors, and earning a spot as one of 36 festivals in the world not to be missed according to FlightNetwork.com. This year, the festival has taken on the ambitious task of expanding, with the creation of two routes for the festival. The first route leads visitors through the historical centre of the city, with the other outdoor exhibits situated in the region of Vinohrady, primarily in Prague 2 and 3. Visitors will also be able to take part in a great number of accompanying activities such as music concerts, theatre performances and workshops.
Festival director Martin Pošta says the expansion makes it difficult to see everything in just one night. “If anyone wish to enjoy the entire festival, we recommend reserving at least two evenings for it. To go along both routes during just one festival evening will hardly be possible,” says Pošta.
In addition to the new locations and a new route, SIGNAL has also added an indoor gallery zone, consisting of four original interior spaces rarely seen by the public. And while the outdoor sections of SIGNAL remain free (although we recommend buying a handy map to find all the locations), the gallery ticket will cost 100czk. And as in previous years, the video mapping exhibit which requires 3D glasses cost a modest 50 czk.
You can also purchase the Signal Festival App on Android and iOS devices by visiting the respective app stores which has all of the relevant maps, info and more. For more information, visit signalfestival.com.
GPS – 50.083324, 14.406475
Entry: – 50 CZK (3D glasses as part of the ticket),
Type of installation: 3D video-mapping,
Note: Unsuitable for those with epilepsy.
GPS – 50.075419, 14.436659
Artist: Yann Nguema,
Type of installation : video-mapping.