public space

A public space is a social space that is generally open and accessible to people. Roads (including the pavement), public squares, parks and beaches are typically considered public space. To a limited extent, government buildings which are open to the public, such as public libraries are public spaces, although they tend to have restricted areas and greater limits upon use. Although not considered public space, privately owned buildings or property visible from sidewalks and public thoroughfares may affect the public visual landscape, for example, by outdoor advertising. Recently, the concept of Shared space has been advanced to enhance the experience of pedestrians in public space jointly used by automobiles and other vehicles.

Public space has also become something of a touchstone for critical theory in relation to philosophy, (urban) geography, visual art, cultural studies, social studies and urban design. The term 'public space' is also often misconstrued to mean other things such as 'gathering place', which is an element of the larger concept of social space.

One of the earliest examples of public spaces are commons. For example, no fees or paid tickets are required for entry. Non-government-owned malls are examples of 'private space' with the appearance of being 'public space'.

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Embroidered tower

Those who did not miss a unique Christmas atmosphere under Trencin Castle experienced at Christmas the fair with craft and art products, fragrant mulled wine, delicious punch, various Slovak specialties in doporovode gigs project Embroidered tower. It was an unusual large-screen digital projection made by TRAKT - Lukas Matejka to Trencin dominant of the tower. The project viewers can see live on December 17, 2016. More reveals the following video and photos.

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.

Festival of light and shadow

2nd year of the event Festival of light and shadow took place in Banská Bystrica and followed a positive feedback from the first year in 2015. In 2016 festival presented architectural and historical contexts from another perspective.

Festival of light Bratislava

The event Festival of light, Bratislava, 22nd-24th August 2016, is produced as a dialog between high-tech and science on the field of photonics and living in the public space, aimed to the residents and visitors. The main goal of the event Festival of light was to bring a platform where artists, scientists and general public can share their opinions on main theme “light”. There were lots of installations and performances inspired by physics of light, application of the newest inventions of light technologies and projections. The festival brought 20 projects to its visitors.

 

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.

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).

Kunsthalle Bratislava: Art in Public

Art in Public is the successful cycle of managed discussions by Nina Šošková. Introducing the activities of guests and organizations from the field of art and public art initiatives to spectators is the intension of the discussions. Presentation of TRAKT (Lukáš Matejka) and Koniarne / The Stable / (Branislav Zurko) took place on the 23rd November 2016 in the KLUB – Kunsthalle Bratislava.

White night

„The animation is reviving lifeless – teachers were learning us this formula all school long. It means the animator gives life to drawings, material or objects. I took it literally,“ Matej Mazák said.

Revived is the stuff, which we see everyday but we hardly notice it – this is the reason, they need our attention and they want to be seen at least the one night a year. Mail box which is nowadays hardly used, old ticket machine which is used for sticking posters or Bratislava´s „periscops“ which are too nice to be forgot on the car park...

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.

A historical celebration

Trenčín turned to a medieval town full of knights and nobles during the historical celebration. Pavol Soukal a Denis Matuš from „TRAKT“ projected flames on buildings, which represented the conquest and burning down of the town. Other participants were Wagus, Cassanova, Memento Mori, Falconarii, Musica Poetica, Džamal and Tibor Kubička.

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