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Orbis Pictus Exhibition For Creative People

Orbis Pictus exhibition for creative people

25 March 2007, 15:28 - Art
The exhibition Orbis Pictus aka Gate into the world of creative human mind that takes place in the Czech Museum of Music in Karmelitska street in Prague's Lesser Quarter. The interactive exhibition is insipired by one of the greatest works of Middle-Ages Czech philosopher Jan Amos Komensky (Comenius), who tried to create new approaches to the education in 17th century.

Interactive exhibition was created by 12 Czech artists. The visitors are invited to participate on playing the music instruments (most of them quite unusual). Apart from sounds, most of the instruments can also produce colours, lights and shadows. Every day, a new gigantic symphonic composition will arose.

The central part of the exhibition is "Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the Heart" (named after one of Comenius' books), organic music set embedded into the large symbolic "heart" in which the visitors can play to water organ, whose pipes lead into the water, or metal xylophone and others.

The exhibition is open until 30 April. After than, it is planned to move it to other Czech cities – Brno, Kromeriz and Opava – and then to Italy and Canada.

The interactive exhibition has rich accompanying programme. The visitors can, for example, enjoy music from Letajici koberec (Flying carpet) with ecstatic rhytms, Indian classical music, traditional Balkan music, with Tibet music instruments and others.

WHERE: Czech Museum of Music, Karmelitská 2/4, Prague 1 (Mala Strana – Lesser Quarter)

WHEN: until 30 Apr 2007 | open daily from 10am to 6pm except Tuesdays

MORE INFO: Czech Museum of Music