Prague shopping centre Palladium will be joining the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia celebrations this week with a light projection show.
The videomapping spectacle will be available to watch every evening from 18:30 to 21:30 from Friday the 2nd to Sunday the 4th of November. The light show will be projected on to the historic building of the former barracks and there will be ten-minute intervals between each show.
The project, titled “The Modern Jewel” from the studio of artists’ Hyperbinary, will be presented in collaboration with SIGNAL production for the second year running at Palladium. Last year, the projection was presented as part of the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of the shopping centre, and this year, they decided to repeat the event to mark the 100th anniversary of the Republic.
Studio Hyperbinary have already presented several audio-visual screenings on Prague’s historic buildings. In 2010, they illuminated the Old Town Astronomical Clock, and three years later, as part of the Signal Festival, they projected a light show on to the Church of St. Ludmila on Náměstí Míru. Another successful performance was that of the videomapping of the interior of the Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum at the concert of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
The light projection show on the Palladium building will refer to the architectural qualities of the historic building and its depiction as a jewel of the city. The Artists from Hyperbinary Studio, formed by the founders of the Macula, have created a vivid play of light transforming the façade into a living organism.
During the six-minute screening, the audience will embark on a journey through its symbolic birth. A walk through the mysterious light labyrinth is transformed by the gradual abrasion of coarse structures, abstract shapes, and three-dimensional crystals.