The gigantic Lovely Experience festival took place on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Trnava Square in Trnava. The famous names of the world's EDM like Digitalism arrived, not even the representatives of the home ending like Inkwall, DJ EKG and Changing Faces, who played their sets directly from the balcony of Jan Palarik Theater.
Interactive art for the public space, titled Nova Dubnica graffiti, took place on June 2, 2018 at the Mierove namestie - Square in Nova Dubnica (Slovakia). Artists from the civic association TRAKT composed of Mgr. art. Lukáš Matejka, ArtD. and Pavol Soukal has prepared the concept of light projection for a unique architecture by Jiri Kroha. Spectators have the opportunity to try to create - creating visual ornaments on their own skin (using an interactive escort). Recycling of old patterns has enabled real-time viewers to fold into a new, contemporary form.
DUST is a Virtual Reality piece which invites the audience to experience dance performance from the perspective of eternal particle travelling in space. DUST aims to transform the way people see and experience contemporary dance through a 4 minute long immersive virtual reality experience. It explores the boundaries between the virtual and the real-world experiences and advances research in the fields of participatory performance, human-computer interaction and VR technologies.
Camouflage is a virtual reality and dance installation. It gives its participants a playful immersive experience of the game of hide and seek and its viewer the opportunity to watch a match played out live as well as virtually between hunter and prey. In this exciting new work, VR is used to create a new social game that plays on our instincts and opens up room for fun and sinister interpretation.
The pre-Christmas festival of Christmas under the castle brought Christmas concerts during the third weekend of the weekend, the children's theater, the christmas candy and the light projection from the TRAKT atelier at the Municipal tower. The rustic mishmash was an unusual combination of Ruthenian folklore and classical music, or Balkan rhythms, offered by Rusen Cendes Orchestra on Saturday night. The Saturday program closed Celeste Buckingham's youngest pop-music star with his court band King Shaolin. Lovers of good food enjoyed the Christmas turtle bunch by the Trenčín folklorists.
The project, in a playful way, explains the history of probably the first emoticon of the "smiley" in the world that originated in Trenčín. What is a smiley? A simple pictogram that evaluates something, most often positive or negative. Youth recognizes the symbol from the social network environment. Following the positive experience of previous projects - Digital Graffiti, Sobie, Digital City, we have decided to continue creating digital "games" designed specifically for the public space of Trenčín - designed on the facades of historic buildings.
The light and shadow festival in Banská Bystrica in 2017 marked the striking and growing interest of the broad and professional public about contemporary multi-gen art. The mass scene backdrop surpassed the organizers' expectations several times despite the cold and unfavorable weather. The festival was attended by young artists and secondary students (Central School of S. Mikovina B.Štiavnica) and high art schools (Academy of Arts BB, VŠMU Bratislava) from the fields of digital art, new media art, performance art, video art and photography.
Gelnica Illumination is a multi-genre festival combining digital art, lighting installations, photography, literature and music, which took place for the first time on September 9, 2017 in Gelnica. Overall, the festival offered 10 projects from young Slovak artists, including members of TRAKT Pavol Soukal and Filip Kmeť. The Black Holes exhibition brought visitors to the underground of Miner Museum. People were given helmets and mining lights and could see photos of the forgotten cultural and industrial monuments of Spiš and Gemer.
On the occasion of the anniversary of 720 years of the town of Valašská Mezirici (CZ), on September 15, 2017, the first Festival of Lights with Virtual Reality in the region of Moravia and Silesia took place with the participation of TRAKT in the composition of Lukáš Matejka and Pavol Soukal. Valašské Meziříčí is a city-style celebration in the form of videomapping (a light projection) and a laser show alongside the world's metropolises such as Prague, Berlin, Paris or New York.
Hidden Paintings is an interactive light installation on the façade of the Nedbalka Gallery in Bratislava. The premiere was on October 7, 2017 during the Nuit Blanche 2017 in Bratislava. It is to expose the exhibited paintings of the 2017 (VUB Foundation) by an interactive light spray. Viewers - The wide public got a unique opportunity to uncover the paintings right on the facade of the NEDBALKA Gallery.