The Light Festival “Illumination” changed in June 2016 to the historical center of Banská Štiavnica night. On June 18, the former mining center and botanical garden from the middle of the 19th century on a razed light city transformed into one night after a nightingale. The festival was held with the creative support of students of art schools and artists using modern imaging and projection technologies to create a unique visual experience. The program also enriched the exhibition, or local BLUR photoclub, which prepared Camero obscuru in the premises of the Cultural Center. Visitors had the opportunity to see Štiavnica up-and-down with real legs in real time. On our holy trio, Counter Strike, originating from Cape Town (South Africa), made its audiovisual drum and bass show. The space of the botanical garden has enriched especially light interventions and projections from students. The charity collection of the civic association Svetielko Nádeje was held within the festival for the purpose of financial support for the Children’s Faculty Hospital and the B Clinic in Banská Bystrica. The event took place under the auspices of Banská Štiavnica and its coordinators are Group 4: Tune, Secondary Industrial School of Samuel Mikovini and TRAKT civic association.
TRAKT represented the triumph of young artists Lukáš Matejka, Štefan Oliš and Pavol Soukal in cooperation with Dominik Simkova at the Illumination festival. As part of the TRAKT program, he realized a videomapping on the 13th century façade – the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. At the Castle of the Old Chateau in Banská Štiavnica, TRAKT prepared an interactive projection – the game “Štiavnické rally” aimed at children and adults alike. Large-screen projection could be controlled with the help of a remote steering wheel.