Filip Müller (CZ) → Dancing House – Light is a motion, light is motionlessness

About project

Dancing House, also known as Ginger and Fred, has become the iconic building of contemporary Prague architecture. The building is very closely related to the modern Czech history. It was placed to the area affected by bombing of Prague during the World War II and its architectural design came into existence during totalism. The project was implemented in postrevolutionary years. Ginger and Fred do not represent only the famous pair of dancers but also the static image of totality and dynamic development after the velvet revolution. The festival illumination is inspired by the rich history of this building and works with the most important moments and thoughts which stand behind this building.

Authors: Filip Müller & Jaroslav Smetana
Implementation: Philips & Eltodo

About artist

After his studies of electro-technics at the Czech Technical University Filip Müller has worked for Philips society, where he is in charge of architectural lighting and light design. Since 2010 he has collaborated with light festivals in Jablonec nad Nisou (2010), “Septembeam” (2011) or in Olomouc (2012), but his projects were also presented in Prague in the past years.  His aim is to establish light art as an independent art-technical discipline in the Czech Republic and that is why he regularly attends workshops, conferences, and presentations for light design beginners.