Works in virtual reality are best observed during the day, just a mobile phone. The main program of the festival will last until Sunday in Karlín, in the Old Town and for the first time also in Holešovice.
Visitors can expect 15 installations in the streets of Prague and six installations in augmented reality on the Karlín route. Officially, the festival will start on Thursday at 19:00 on Karlínské náměstí, where the Church of St. Cyril and Methodius videomapping Wind from the German studio Weltraumgrafik. According to the organizers, the project is abstract and hypnotic. He responds to a global pandemic, but sees it as an opportunity and a requirement to do things differently and better. Artists then see the wind as a symbol for change and uncertainty, which people do not have to worry about.
The organizers have prepared the largest screening for this year, as visitors to the festival have ever seen. Its author is the Spanish audiovisual studio Onionlab, which is one of the world’s pioneers in videomapping. According to the organizers, the Superar work will transform the interior of the Industrial Palace at the Prague Exhibition Grounds into an unexpected experience.
Like most programs, the popular videomapping is accessible to visitors free of charge. Tickets only need to be purchased for three paid installations within the main program, which are located in the Industrial Palace (3D projection), the Prague Planetarium and the Hauch Gallery.
The Karlín route is accompanied by the virtual exhibition Signal AR. Six augmented reality works only work in daylight. It will always be on view from 08:00 to 19:00. To view installations in augmented reality, you need to download the new Signal Festival application, especially at Apple Store and Google Play.