Projection mapping screening at the Piarist Church in Trenčín brings together various approaches by several young authors. Videomapping transitions reflect current trends in new media art abroad. Young artists picked up an almost 7 minute interactive overlay and timer. They worked together in august – october 2018 almost exclusively online. The final realization was prepared for the deadline of October 5, 2018, after the sinking (from 19-22 am). It was an unprecedented 3-hour experience for the city, which was reflected either in place or later in the feedback from the audience. In any case, this is a pilot project that can be directly pursued in the future, ideally in close cooperation with the city, whether in the form of promotion – linking with other cultural and urban events or other related areas. The projection was good, its 7-minute length was greatly appreciated, with a lot of random passers-by-spectators, which was our goal. The projection could be estimated at about 400-500 people, numbers are difficult to document because this “performance” was not limited by any number of “chairs”, and many people have seen overlapping videos multiple times. In this respect, however, we can also see the reserves and we think that the possibility of getting people into the streets of the city is similar to the artistic act even in the multiple.
Feedback from viewers, especially those who saw the following video on the Internet, regretted that they did not come directly to Mierové Square and did not see the project alive. Certainly, the work on the record was great. But if the viewer experienced the unforgettable atmosphere of the genius of the city, he was away with a great experience in the public space. The transitions of video-mapping in their concept worked with overlapping in literal and conveyed meaning in multiple planes. Presah was already in the very essence, where we try to involve the young people who are involved in digital art. A total of 5 authors participated in the work, led by Mgr. art. Lukáš Matejku, ArtD. Overheat was also part of the projection itself, with each author putting his own insight and author’s formal approach into the work.
We can see the possibilities for continuation in several planes, we would certainly like to repeat this pilot mapping action on a larger scale – in several Trenčín localities, not only as regards the number of viewers but also on the length of the projection or other aspects. Plans and options are innumerable, and with sufficient support from the city, grant systems and other institutions, there is certainly room for new realizations and other similar art projects in the future.
About Theme: The central theme is “Presah”. This topic can be taken differently. They can be applied formally as overlapping principles, e.g. use of geometry, overlaps of different shapes, structures, overlaps of contrasts … But especially the topic can be conceived as a concept. Presah means going beyond any limitation, whether physical or spiritual, or virtual. Presah can be understood as a violation of state borders (at present resonates, for example, the theme of 68 years and the invasion of troops into the territory of the then CSSR) or the theme of refugees. Exaggeration can be understood as overcoming limits, own, sports … Expansion in the sense of ethnic or cultural differences or simply as a certain deviation from the stereotype or tramlines.