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.
The fourth continuation of the nightly open air event The Stories from Trenčín on June 30 and July 1, 2017 offers a story about the unusual confessor Matúš Čák. Legend About Stephen's Opate, he played on the island of Trencin. At 11 locations, airborne and terrestrial acrobats, artists not only in the air and on the ground, but also on water, light and fire theater, as well as the unique projection - wall water holography from the workshop of TRAKT artists.
The basic idea of WIRE 2017 is to stimulate socially responsible research and digitization innovations for regional development and to understand its societal impact by exploiting synergies between different EU policies to promote economic, social and territorial cohesion. In other words, understand and stimulate the positive social and economic impact of digital research and innovation on the EU's regions and its people and build a creative, social and trusted region.
The Art In Park project is accompanying the ongoing film festival Trenčianske Teplice for the second year. Art In Park brings art closer to the people, stylish and modern, combining visual installations with concerts, workshops, fashion and good food in the chill-out zone. Everything is done in the spa park in front of the Kursalon restaurant.
On the ice area of the winter stadium in Banská Bystrica (Slovakia), a non-traditional screening - projection mapping, which launched the international ice hockey match of the University Hockey League - the UMB team from Banská Bystrica and the American Collegiate Hockey Association - ACHA D3, Filip Kmeť (TRAKT) created a large-scale projection at the beginning of the game and created a new dimension of the opening show. The ice area "zimák" was a great atmosphere from the beginning, which supported the players of the Mateja Bel University team who won over the Americans 6:1.