Prague sends out a Signal
Four-day light festival is underway
Posted: October 18, 2013
The Signal festival opened Oct. 17 in Prague with more that 30 light installations and shows across the city, most of which were free. The festival runs to Oct. 20. Thousands of people could be seen wandering the city with maps in hand going from one spot to another.
Popular locations were "HyperCube" at by 1024Architecture at Old Town Square and "Khora," a videomapping by The Macula on Church of St Ludmila at náměstí Míru. Another videomapping at Michnůc palác by Sila Sveta from Russia also drew crowds, but requires special red and blue glasses that cost 30 Kč. Projected eyes kept watch on the Charles Bridge and just under the bridge on the Malá Strana side there was a strange light sculpture called "Moth" by Jakub Nepraš.
The festival can be seen from almost anywhere in the city, since the Petřín Tower has been turned into a lighthouse by sculptor Krištof Kíntera. A laser also extends from Old Town Square all the way to the metronome at Letná.
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