Vratislav Karel Novák
Already in time of building of the famous Metronome on Letná (1991) its author Vratislav Karel Novák was considering to use light to deepen the meaning and effect of this unique kinetic sculpture. His idea was based on metaphorical interconnection of Prague’s history, present and future by single ray of light: to send a laser ray from window of old house on Old Town Square through the Pařížská street right onto the Metronome where it would be refracted to the sky. Technologies of the time were far too undeveloped, so the project was not realized. After more than 20 years SIGNAL festival decided to make this amazing idea real.