Live music versus piano controlled by a robotic hand, programmed mobile objects versus pure physical improvisation, lasers versus beams of “ordinary” light, acoustic versus electronic music. Signal Festival, PrusaLab and Divadlo Archa bring together for the fourth time artists who bridge the world of digital and analogue media. The mutual dialogue between creators of musical and visual projects creates new and unexpected messages.
V E K T R O S K O P is a celebration of audiovisual correlation, a meeting of trendsetters and media archaeologists.
As part of the Signal Festival’s accompanying programme, the artists will follow up on the June meeting, whose theme was empathy and its possible artistic conceptions in today’s technological society. Top artists from the jazz and dance electronic scene will be confronted with performances of programmed and robotic objects. A common element of both evenings will be the kinetic sculpture Reflection. This large kinetic mirror object is the result of an open call by Signal Calling. The architect duo Adam Cigler and Petr Vacek created a computer-controlled mobile sculpture that successfully debuted at the Signal Festival two years ago. In December 2020, the sculpture became part of a unique testing experiment at the Archa Theatre. As part of the covid program “We don’t play, we create!” the artists had the opportunity to explore and test for several days different possibilities of working with lights, with precision laser and with sound generated by the sculpture itself.
During the four-day programme, put together by David Vrbík, performances were given by Soňa Koutová, Tomáš Krivošík, Beata Hlavenková, Ondřej Skala (JTNB), Stanislav Abrahám, Leoš Hort (HRTL) and others.