We are failing. We are causing climate change and the extinction of species. We are consuming an uncontrollable amount of energy and raw minerals. We are ageing and producing trash. It is not only our memories, epoch-making histories and great medical discoveries that we leave behind; we also leave behind tons of wrappers made from non-degradable materials, greenhouse gasses and an exhausted, deserted landscape. We cut down our forests, the landscape is drying out. We are destroying our planet
We are trying. We are seeking new solutions. We don’t know the answers, but we are asking questions. We don’t know how to live better lives which would be categorically sustainable and environment-friendly. At the beginning of this new decade, we want to think together with the festival artists and come up with something good we can do for our planet Earth. Through the means of expression offered by contemporary visual art, we follow climate change, burning environmental problems as well as utopian visions of the distant future.
Signal Festival does not have one distinct Plan B. Public space is the place where discussion can unfold. Serious environmental issues are the theme of this free, artistic paraphrasing. We want to search for options, variants and impulses. We want to learn.
Plan B is creative, flexible and adventurous. It brings new topics, new locations, new collaboration and a wholly new festival route through Prague 7. Plan B is an intelligent irony of our lives. The topic of Signal Festival 2020 emerged long before it materialized in the lives of all of us. In recent times, we have also begun to understand Plan B as an inevitability and ingenuity.
To adapt means to survive.
The future is what we make of it.
The future starts today.