interactive art

Interactive art is a form of art that involves the spectator in a way that allows the art to achieve its purpose. Some interactive art installations achieve this by letting the observer or visitor "walk" in, on, and around them; some others ask the artist or the spectators to become part of the artwork.

Works of this kind of art frequently feature computers, interfaces and sometimes sensors to respond to motion, heat, meteorological changes or other types of input their makers programmed them to respond to. Most examples of virtual Internet art and electronic art are highly interactive. Sometimes, visitors are able to navigate through a hypertext environment; some works accept textual or visual input from outside; sometimes an audience can influence the course of a performance or can even participate in it. Some other interactive artworks are considered as immersive as the quality of interaction involve all the spectrum of surrounding stimuli. Virtual reality environnements like works by Maurice Benayoun and Jeffrey Shaw are highly interactive as the work the spectators - Maurice Benayoun call them "visitors", Char Davies "immersants" - interact with take all their fields of perception.

Though some of the earliest examples of interactive art have been dated back to the 1920s, most digital art didn’t make its official entry into the world of art until the late 1990s. Since this debut, countless museums and venues have been increasingly accommodating digital and interactive art into their productions. This budding genre of art is continuing to grow and evolve in a somewhat rapid manner through internet social sub-culture, as well as through large scale urban installations.

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Magic

A unique interactive project shrouded facade in the courtyard of the town hall in Trnava light, sound and abstract motifs of Christmas. Project Magic made by LAB prepared Filip Kmeť (TRAKT). An interactive "magic" projection it can be controlled without contact by moving only in the hands or fingers.

Dark Matter Spray

Two artist from TRAKT art group - Lukáš Matejka and Pavol Soukal - prepared an interactive project called Dark Matter Spray for DIG gallery in Košice. Dark Matter Spray is inspired by project Digital Graffiti. A software is using hybrid programming environment VVVV, which can connect and control digital actions with a real environment. A spray is using infrared technology and participant can create “digital dark matter” on the projection of the universe. The idea of Dark Matter Spray was initiated by college pedagogue Michal Murin.

 

Folklore graffiti

TRAKT LAB project “Folklore Graffiti” is taking tradition symbols and themes and apply them into a digital art. Part of the project was a projection of “Folklore Graffiti” on the Trenčín Synagogue, which attracts a lot of attention. Graffiti was conceived into public space primarily for the youths of Trenčín city and then for the general public on 20th and 21st of August.

Singing - Playing Plants

On 18. - 21. August the project “Hapto - Singing - Playing Plants” was introduced by its author Filip Kmeť from art group TRAKT on exhibition Agrokomplex 2016 Nitra. Plants got “alive” by human touch while playing prepared sounds, which brought smiles to a lot of faces. The project also connecting an audience with pleasure feelings - by touching a living grass by bare feet and by plants by hand. This creates an electrical impulse which allows participants to create a simple melody.

 

 

Intervencie

Intervencie event 2016 is sympozium with one goal: to work with a public space of town Trebišov in creative ways. It is a urban laboratory which should provide artists a space for free art aimed to an actual urban problems, relation between public and private space, etc. Main theme of 2016 was COMMUNICATION in a physical and an abstract view. 6 artists were participating: Michal Murin, well-known intermedia artist; Zora Varcholová and Hana Hutníková as a young generation artists; members of TRAKT group (Lukáš Matejka, Štefan Oliš a Pavol Soukal).

Park camp 3

Park camp  is a project taking place in Trebišov’s park from 18th to 23rd of July 2016 organised by members of „OZ KONTEXT“ Peter Valiska -Timečko and Branislav Zurko. The role of the lecturers was taken by Lukáš Matejka and Štefan Oliš from „TRAKT“ and their external colleague Ján Ančic took. The target group of Park camp 3 were students of art universities. The project was focused on video and sound art. The aim was a creation of pieces of art responding to the park ambiance - site-specific art.

Folk graffiti

An interactive projection 'Folk graffiti' was held at the occasion of the award ceremony of Bratislava Design Week on 11 une 2016. Ornaments were livening up the facade of the building in front of the Church of the Poor Clares. Also visitors and passersby could grab one of the digital spray cans and take a turn. The project merges TRAKT's digital graffiti with a concept of Ľubomír Slovinský, who is studying at Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. It compares traditional folk decorations to the graffiti on factory walls and housing estates.

7seven touch

The exhibition project called Seven Touches offers confronting works of young artists whose common denominator is to draw attention to the human senses - their imperfection, frailty, and an attempt to verify their ability to reliably transmit information. The wide range of media (text from conceptual tuned installation audio and video installation) so communication takes place in the underground area, so in comparison to impersonal gallery framework provides a platform cramped and uncertainty stronger tone of the works.

Santa Claus sleigh

The magic of Christmas under Hradom Matus Cak bring this year into the holiday spirit of Trencin - interactive projection for children called Santa Claus sleigh.

Festival of light and shadow

Festival of light and shadow with the tagline Light and shadow in the art and science not only brightened the historic center of Banská Bystrica city, but also its surroundings. Civic associations Cultural Slovakia and TRAKT in collaboration with partners, prepared the deadline on 11 and 12 December 2015 always after dark light show. Spectators could himself for two nights on a 12 selected locations and see them on 19 unique projects. Section SHADOW roofed and astronomers young visual artists in the section LIGHT create multimedia works.

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