Lukáš Dřevjaný, David Minařík, Michal Mitro, Luboš Zbranek (CZ/SK) → Nexus (Signal Calling)

19:00 - 24:00
  • Karlín/Holešovice
  • Installation

About project

The Nexus installation grows algorithmically in time and space. Like the mycelium rhizome or human and non-human neural networks, the individual cells of this digital moss are constantly exchanging information. The ecosystem of the work is thus made up of building units that take on part of the identity of the whole. Here, the micro-world and the macro-world mirror each other, shining and resounding in a feedback loop of decay and growth. The body of the work consists of 300 eight-legged acrylic cells, straddling all axes of space. Their luminosity reflects an informational connection that is enhanced by spatial sound and ingenious structural composition.

Signal Calling is an open call organized by Signal Festival for the fifth year in cooperation with the creative workshop PrusaLab. The latter provides the background, technology, and, above all, the experienced craftspeople needed to realize the installation. In previous years, the competition was won by Kateřina Blahutová (interactive installation Living Forest) or Adam Cigler and Petr Vacek (kinetic sculpture Reflection).

About artist

Lukáš Dřevjaný is a visual artist, lighting designer, and mentor of creative technologies. He combines light, space, and interactivity in live performances, light installations, large-scale projections, and theatre performances. He primarily works under his brand oxoo. Among other things, he mentors technology in the Art&Digital Lab in Hall 40 at the Holešovice Market and organizes technology workshops.

David Minařík graduated from the Faculty of Law at Masaryk University in Brno, the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ostrava in the Painting Studio II under associate professor František Kowolowski and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He also founded Myco, a biotech startup that researches, develops, and produces functional 100% natural materials from fungal mycelium and waste from the agricultural and wood processing industries.

Michal Mitro is an artist and researcher working across disciplines and media. Building on his studies in psychology and sociology, he focuses on the nuances of everyday life and hyperobjects on a planetary scale. His artistic practice transforms sociological imagination into sculptural environments with elements of sound, light, and technology. Michal Mitro is a laureate of the Oskar Čepán Award for Slovak artists under 40. He exhibits and works in an international European context.

Luboš Zbranek is a 3D graphic, VJ, video, and light designer. During his studies of Interactive Media Theory at Masaryk University, he has focused on creating interactive environments and deeper exploration of the human-machine, human-code relationship. By studying light design at JAMU, he expanded his scope to include light design, light art, and performance genres. He has collaborated visually on many techno and electronic music events, interactive installations, and theatre performances at home and abroad.

Maurício Lobo is a sound artist based in Porto. He has created music and sound design for art exhibitions, documentaries, short films, motion design pieces, and commercials. His work includes a diverse range of music genres, including ambient, pop, noise, experimental, rock, and club music. With an interest in exploring the intersection of audio and other media, Lobo constantly embraces new technologies to find different expressions for music and sound.

Supported by

  • Patron of the installation

    by Prusa Research

  • Powered by

    ČT art

  • Supported by

    Kasárna Karlín