The project called Echo by the Japanese studio Flightgraf, created especially for the festival, will connect nature, environment and architecture. The festival will offer a total of 20 installations until Sunday, October 15. In addition to the Karlín church, video mapping will also light up the Municipal Library building on Mariánské náměstí.
The show enters its second decade this year, last year, according to the organizers’ estimate, over half a million people visited it in four days. Last year’s edition thus became the most successful in the ten-year history of the event.
For this year, the organizers have prepared two routes, one in the center of Prague and the other in Karlín and Holešovice. The first route will start at Klárov in the Kunsthalle and lead across the river and Mariánské náměstí to náměstí Republiky. The second route will start in Florence and lead across the whole of Karlín to the Invalidovna. Ten installations within both routes will be freely accessible, seven are indoor, for which people must buy a ticket. This is either for 340 crowns, or for 1690 CZK, if people want to bypass the queue and come to see the festival outside the specified time.
In addition to the installations specially created for this year, the festival also includes the Satellites project, in which three existing works in the public space will be complemented by new sound and light installations. These are the works of Zdenek Sýkora in Letná, Federico Díaz in Bořislavka and Jiří Příhoda in the Rustonka complex in Invalidovná. They form a kind of excursion outside the main routes of the festival. According to the organizers, the creators of the festival’s visual identity, Jan Brož and Jan Novák, worked with artificial intelligence for the first time. They gave her so-called prompts, i.e. partial tasks, and with her cooperation they created a unique set of letters that make up the festival’s logo.