Last week saw the opening of an experimental new art space in Prague 7. The first of its kind in the Czech capital, Lumiverse is a public mapping gallery which plans to liven up drab cityscapes with artful video projections.
The first projection, a piece by Scottish visual artist Frances Sander, took place last Thursday on a building on Milady Horákové street. But Lumiverse has plans to expand its mapping events beyond the Letná district.
According to its website:
“Our mission is to open unused walls in city centres to artists and present their artworks in different spots all around the world. We also make the projections interactive by allowing the audience to choose what is being projected in real time.”
The project is a collaboration between Lunchmeat Studio, organizers of the annual Lunchmeat festival, a series of performances that combines electronic media, and Lumitrix, a Czech company that develops projectors for outdoor use.
Look for projections to run in this location nightly from 9am to 4am throughout August. From September, the project moves to Restaurant Expo 58 at Letenské sady where a permanent projection will take place in conjunction with this year’s Lunchmeat Festival.
The gallery is also seeking submissions; send your video project to Prague’s experimental mapping gallery for consideration.