The digital and creative culture festival will celebrate its 10th year this year.
Signal will take place this year from October 13-16, 2022. Over the past 9 years, more than 3 million people have visited the festival.
The Jubilee year deserves a big celebration. The event, therefore, returns to Náměstí Míru after several years. Videomapping on the front of St. Ludmila’s Basilica was one of the most popular installations of the festival in the past, so the organizers decided to offer visitors a light show on the neo-Gothic gem.
The Church of St. Ludmila has been recently upgraded to a basilica. Pope Francis bestowed the honorary title of basilica minor on September 17.
The projection is designed by the French visual collective AV Extended with music by Czech music producer Aid Kid.
The projection will also be complemented by an interactive countdown from the long-time festival partner, Mercedes-Benz. The audience can return to their childhood for a moment with a playful countdown.
With the help of a virtual car, they could travel along the facade of the basilica and see which obstacles he would overcome and which he would not.
„Náměstí Míru is the heart of the Signal Festival. This year is overall an imaginary celebration of our first decade. We are therefore very happy that after four years we are returning to Náměstí Míru and bringing a great projection, on which Czech and French artists cooperated. We have been working with a number of foreign festivals and artists for a long time, so a joint project is a logical result. In addition to the new route Vinohrady/Vršovice, we have also prepared the largest gallery zone in our history,” says festival director Martin Pošta.
Aid Kid (Ondra Mikula) is one of the most talented Czech musicians, producers and DJs. His self-released eponymous debut album got him instant recognition with the critics and the Vinyla award for Discovery of the Year.
His live set consists of mostly unreleased material. He uses both analog hardware and software to build tension and produce long linear compositions.
Signal Festival is also planning the largest gallery zone in its history. It consists of an impressive projection by Refik Anadol (CAMP), a hyperrealistic work by Ondřej Zunka (Kunsthalle Praha), a dynamic game of laser beams by Japanese artist Shohei Fujimoto, a theatre performance by Laterna magika (Kateřinská zahrada), an installation by the young Prague collective Tabula Rasa and a moving light installation by the French studio Collectif Scale (Herold’s orchards).
For the above installations, it is necessary to buy a Signal Plus ticket, available for 240 CZK, from 21. 9 and then for 290 CZK. It will be available on-site for 340 CZK.
For the first time ever, a Signal VIP ticket can also be purchased, with which visitors can go to the gallery zone already one hour before the official start of the program (18:00–19:00). You can also avoid any queues. Signal VIP can be purchased up to 12. 10. for CZK 1,690, on site for CZK 1,990.