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.
Street 1 May in Trenčín in the middle of September 2017 revived the spirit of the urban market under the name Trenčín na korze. Despite the foggy and humid weather, a large number of visitors arrived to experience the renaissance of the street market. And let's be admired to buy. In addition to buying a hand made product, whether on clothing, on food, or just on the edge, people could enjoy a great cup of coffee and a variety of other crisps.
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 memorial to Emila Machálkova - in front of the SNP memorial in Banská Bystrica, took place in the festival People of the Roma 2017 - Leperiben. Performed by: Pavlína Matiová, Žaneta Štipáková, Marta Balážová, Viliam Didiáš, Tibor Žida. Collaboration with the Museum of Romany Culture in Brno. Large-scale projection of the monument was prepared by Lukáš Matejka (TRAKT).
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 International Film Festival in Trenčianske Teplice offered several thematic sections and one competition tour of short and medium-sized works of film school students. His program reflects both film history and the present. Formally, it brings not only more open-minded, but also more visually appealing images, trying to shift the traditional film language. The mission of the festival in Trenčianske Teplice is to contribute to the development of the knowledge of the world, but especially of the European film culture.