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BLIK BLIK: Festival of light 2017

Již potřetí se 17. a 18. března Plzeň připojí k evropským metropolím, které lákají návštěvníky po setmění do ulic za netradičními zážitky. Festival světla v Plzni se navíc snaží objevovat neobvyklá místa ve městě.

Start: 17.3.2017

Time: 18:00

End: 18.3.2017

Tickets online


1. Black and White?

Zuzana Lednická, Vít Trunec, Luděk Černý

Renowned Czech designer Zuzana Lednická designed a series of inflatable balls Black and White as a hommage to iconic toys by Libuše Niklová for Fatra company made in 1960´. Thanks to a technological cooperation with Vít Trunec and Luděk Černý you are going to enjoy a premiére performance of design, traditional craft and digital technologies combined.

Location: Riegrova ulice, GPS: 49.747430, 13.375076


2. Robotics

Promoplay - Robert Eckstein a Michal Šmolík

Interactive 3D mapping on the topic of Robotics sponsored by the House of Digital Competencies in Pilsen to promote their innovative agenda of drones, robotics and digital services and software. The authors of the installation Robert Eckstein and Michal Šmolík are known worldwide thanks to their interactive sandbox called Sandy Station.

Location: Dominikánská 9, GPS: 49.748825, 13.376962


3. Cars from Mars

Benedikt Tolar

Visiting an inacessible garden in the centre of Pilsen is allready a great experience. On top of that, there is a simple small Ford turned into a discoball by dozens od small mirrors and three dustbins turned into a bugy. Magic and absurd situation.

The author Benedikt Tolar teaches in the sculpture department of Faculty of design and art in Pilsen. He´s made many installations for DEPO2015, where he has his own atelier.

Location: Malá 2, GPS: 49.749406, 13.378264


4. Elysion 2.0

Jürgen Böhm (DE)

ELYSION 2.0 is an art-installation of 20 lighted camping-tents on a floating water.

The surface of the tents is printed with cut-outs of photocollages made by press-photos of refugees from all over the world since about the end of the 19th century.

These cut-outs have the form of fingerprints from real people – but not from current refugees. To every fingerprint the owners number of the identity-card is printed.

Location: Mže river next to Roosevelt bridge, GPS: 49.751104, 13.378558


5. Sunflowers

Maxim Velčovský

Three giant lamps as a set for a romantic cofee in Roudná. Maxim Velčovský was awarded a Designblok Award for this artwork showing how elegantly shape a puzzle made of 300 large plastic buckets. In spite of that, it´s deffinitely the most complicated installation of this year´s festival.

Location: Na Roudné 5, GPS: 49.752333, 13.379439


6. Legends of Roudná

Animánie and authors: Veronika Bajerová, Martina Voráčková, Tomáš Macek, Honza Příhoda, Vítek Voráček

Memories and old stories of Roudná projected on one of the oldest houses in the neighbourhood using the most simple and basic tools and artistic approach - just a theatrical light and shadow. Animánie is an NGO from Pilsen focused on education in animated film and a promoter of a yearly animation film festival.

Location: U Sv. Rocha 3, GPS: 49.751566, 13.379420


7. Floods 2002

Jan Loučím

Raw shooting of the peak of flooding, that struck Pilsen and Roudná on 2002.

Location: Úzká 10, GPS: 49.751672, 13.380569


8. Argo

Boris Vitázek, Zuzana Sabová (SK)

Artistic couple Boris Vitázek and Zuzana Sabová work together for the 4th time painting an original large scale mural, based on a local story of a dog rescued during the floods in 2002. The mural is set in motion for the two nights during the festival using an animation and projection.

Location: Bělohorská 4, GPS: 49.753158, 13.382037


9. Demonz

Computer game in the real world – shoot the demons and don´t worry, you´ll break only the virtual glass.

Please return the balls so that other can play too!

Location: Pod Všemi svatými 2, GPS: 49.752657, 13.379668


10. Air

Iyo Hasegawa (JAP)

Enter a typical local courtyard and enjoy the shadowgame of an almost invisible and fragile installation. Iyo Hasegawa uses strong PET foil folded into a large origami, lit by LED lights for the occasion of the BLIK BLIK festival.

Location: Pod Všemi svatými 2, GPS: 49.752657, 13.379668


11. Reflections

Echt Street Puppets

Futuristic hight-tech puppets recording faces of passerbys. Echt Street Puppets are led by Jan Bažant (renowned cartoon designer) and Lukáš Kuchinka (set designer). For the first time they plugged their puppets into digital technologies proposing a way how to combine tradition with innovative approach.

Location: Pod Všemi svatými, GPS: 49.754772, 13.378844


12. Noisescape V2

Teemu Määttänen (FIN)

Unique baroque building hosting a colourful animation on a wavy yet static sculptural structure. The result is a combination of calediscope view, moving jungle o ran elegant japanese-style painting set in motion.

Teemu Määttänen works both as a digital artist and a theatre designer.

Location: Pod Všemi svatými 69, GPS: 49.756904, 13.378336


13. Netykavky

Dan Gregor

Three fragile light sculptures are touch sensitive and change their shapes in a reaction to the audience movement.

Dan Gregor is one of the top Czech digital artists, his work was presented also in the most important digital arts festival Ars Electronica in Linz.

Location: Sklepy Plzeňského Prazdroje / Pilsner Urquell Cellars, GPS: 49.747295, 13.387427



Šimon Kern (SK)

Monument to recycling bulit from recovered bottles and prototype PET bricks.

Location: Štruncovy sady, GPS: 49.748604, 13.383942


15. Hommage á coopers

Benedikt Tolar

The craft of the coopers is one of the most precious assets of the Pilsner brewery. The original sculpture made of unused casks.

Location: Pilsner Urquell courtyard, GPS: 49.746922, 13.388196


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