Signal Festival returns to the public space of Prague.
In honor of the International Earth Day, we will present an installation from the Italian studio Accurat in the Holešovice Exhibition Grounds. We are thus continuing the line of burning environmental topics that we have already prepared for the year 2020 and we are going to continue with them. The installation The Room of Change will be on display from 22 to 28 April 2021. Every day from 12:00 to 00:00 in the area of the Holešovice Exhibition Grounds on the so-called Brussels Road. We have updated and adapted the installation The Room of Change with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in Prague so that it can be exhibited in a public space. Thank you!
The Room of Change follows the transformation of life on planet Earth. This involves projections of images from the NASA archive which have been recording the changes of the planet in the last 20 years, as well as data tapestries illustrating the change of our environment in the course of several centuries. By combining diverse sources of data depicting the world from the global, local and individual views, the work tells stories of people and the transformations of our surroundings over the course of time. Research and design are intentionally carried out with regard to the human being – the data represents real life, an image of the world at a given time. The transformations of the state of the Earth are depicted by a range of global data such as the world population count, average temperature, sickness rate, energy consumption etc. Apart from the large-scale global phenomena that are recorded with broad brush strokes on the visual wallpaper or tapestry, we also catch a glimpse of concrete stories that represent the consequences of these large phenomena, such as the disappearance of the Aral Sea, the drop in the average life expectancy in Cambodia during the civil war or the rapid change of South Korean export from local agricultural products to modern state-of-the-art technologies. Data determines everything. It is the underlying principle of the whole motif of schematic patterns that give off the impression of a naïve tapestry at first sight. The poetic tapestry, as well as the impressive NASA images, however, portray a merciless transformation.