Jan Kaláb (CZ) → Mechanical Galaxy

08:00 → 19:00
  • Signal AR
  • Augmented-reality installation

About project

Signal AR is an augmented reality experience that requires downloading the Signal festival mobile app from the App Store or Google Play. The installations were created during the 9th Signal Festival in 2021 in response to the pandemic. It is a long-standing Signal project and is still on display during this year’s 11th edition. It is also the way to stay connected with you all year round.

Selected locations will offer the possibility to view the art installations through your mobile device. We recommend visiting the sites during daylight hours, between 8:00 – 19:00, depending on the season.

Artist started more than twenty years ago as one of the first domestic writers on the streets of Prague. He expressed himself through graffiti and then 3D graffiti sculptures, which he placed around the Czech capital and other cities. Now he is returning to public space. Galaxy? is a work exploring the possibilities of street art in a new medium that is not limited by the protection of other people’s property or the earth’s gravity. The sculpture in augmented reality is the next stage of the invasion of the author’s creativity into the old familiar streets of Prague.

About artist

Jan Kaláb is a Czech artist drawing from the creative roots of graffiti and street art. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He was one of the founding generation of writers, but gradually took visual culture from the street to prestigious gallery spaces across the world. Street facades and experimental work were replaced by painted canvases of various shapes of his own production. His work is accompanied by a constant exploration of new techniques and structures. Through geometric morphology, precise acrylic painting or layered surfaces, he embarks on an analysis of space within the classical painting.  Jan Kaláb's boundless commitment, joy in playful discovery and overcoming his own possibilities in the end lead him to innovate and remove genre boundaries.