AOKU (CZ) → XY#2

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.

This interactive augmented reality installation is a celebration of the diversity and uniqueness of all living forms. The visitor comes to a colony of diverse creatures and creates its future with his divine intervention. Participants in the collective game can give birth to the offspring of the next generation, cross-breed them with the creations of others and observe the genetic swarming as in a crazy petri dish. The installation can be found under the National Memorial at Vítkov, Karlín Square and Rohanské nábřeží. But it will never be the same. Each location is inhabited by a different colony with a distinctive character. Don’t be afraid to experiment with unexpected combinations that together create a colourful carnival of life. 

About artist

Daniel Kupr creates under the artistic name AOKU futuristic visual concepts inspired by Japanese anime, 1990s cartoons, rave subculture, graffiti typography and sci-fi aesthetics. Later, this work was spun off into a separate clothing brand, Aokuware, which has built a global following among techwear fashion fans in its six years of existence. As a visual designer, illustrator and art director, he has worked on commissions for small brands and multinational corporations.