abstraction

Abstraction in its main sense is a conceptual process where general rules and concepts are derived from the usage and classification of specific examples, literal (“real” or “concrete”) signifiers, first principles, or other methods.

“An abstraction” is the outcome of this process—a concept that acts as a super-categorical noun for all subordinate concepts, and connects any related concepts as a group, field, or category.

Conceptual abstractions may be formed by filtering the information content of a concept or an observable phenomenon, selecting only the aspects which are relevant for a particular subjectively valued purpose. For example, abstracting a leather soccer ball to the more general idea of a ball selects only the information on general ball attributes and behavior, excluding, but not eliminating, the other phenomenal and cognitive characteristics of that particular ball. In a type–token distinction, a type (e.g., a ‘ball’) is more abstract than its tokens (e.g., ‘that leather soccer ball’). Abstraction in its secondary use is a material process, discussed in the themes below.

23. April 2017

With the strand until the morning

The cultural house in Opatovce nad Nitrou has come to life with a ball. With the source up to the morning, such name has been the […]
26. January 2016

Cinematik VJ

10th International Film Festival Cinematik held traditionally 10. – 15. September 2015 in the Slovak spa town of Piestany in many movie theaters. Festival besides quality […]
25. January 2016

Bratislava Design Week

TRAKT member Pavol Soukal, a design student at the Academy of Fine Arts and design in Bratislava, attended with his interactive installation at the exhibition Bratislava […]
28. November 2015

Illumination of Advent

For the December event ‘Magic of Christmas in Trenčín artists Lukas Matejka (TRAKT) and Pavol Soukal created visual mapping projections, particular for a symbol of Trenčín […]
28. November 2015

Skyway

Lighting Up the Wonders of the Elements. In its third edition, SKYWAY ’11 draws the analogy between the richness of the experience that light based art delivers and […]
28. November 2015

Cinematik videomapping

Lukas Matejka and Boris Vitázek both TRAKT members, prepared videomapping projections for the international film festival Cinematik in Piestany (Slovakia). Projection light was screening on the […]
28. November 2015

Datatok – Divadelna Nitra

TRAKT prepared mapping-project before Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra, Slovakia. VJ nonlinear event > abstract lighting to building Andrej Bagar Theatre. Idea and concept: Lukas Matejka, […]
27. November 2015

Bare feet

Bare feet symbolizes the life of dancer touching his nature through the floor. To understand ourselves in the real world more deeply we need basis created […]