359th Radvanský jarmok - Radvan market was in the year 2011 officially written down to the Representative list of immaterial culture heritage of Slovakia. Radvanský jarmok took place in 2016 in Banská Bystrica. Unique Slovakia culture heritage was the main theme of “jarmok”. The biggest regional event offered home-made food, crafts and culture program from 330 Slovakia and 31 international participants.
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.
Christmas interactive projection for children, prepared a civic association composed TRAKT Lukas Matejka, Pavol Soukal and Denis Matus for the Christmas market in 2014 on Peace Square in Trenčín. Large-scale digital signage on city tower got playful shape in the form of an interactive steering wheel that was made at University Tomas Bata in Zlín at the Studio of Industrial Design (Jakub Hrdina and Ondrej Puchta). With a lightweight wheel that resembled a real steering wheel of a car children can "drive" reindeer harness.
Two animated characters Kamil and Klara detonated a few minutes before midnight at the turn of 2013 and 2014 an unconventional visual and acoustic "projection mapping fireworks." Millenium mapping project shows the current new media art in public space. Videomapping to cooperate musician and a number of creative artists, all under the supervision of copyright Lukáš Matejka (TRAKT).
On Friday, September 25, 2015, could visitors of Miners Day event see the first video mapping carried out in the eastern Slovakia town Gelnica. During rainy weather got together dozens of people to see this unconventional project designed for public space. The projection was located on historic dominant - symbol of the city - the tower of the former town hall.
Videomapping was prepared by TRAKT ( Pavol Soukal ) in cooperation with Zapadnutý KÚT ( Ľubomír Slovinský). Video of the entire video mapping can be found below.
The dominant od the Stur´s Square is the statue of sprite – water man Valentine. He was part of the performance of itinerant theater in the story of love and heroism. The spectators from Trenčín and suburban, who were curious about this story, also joined this performance. Valentine was the great presenter and except the horses, mapping (projection on buildings) or water world you could see also water and air acrobatics, fire show and other attractive performances of this water man. He won the hearts of Trenčín citizens because of his heroic act.
For the December event ‘Magic of Christmas in Trenčín artists Lukas Matejka (TRAKT) and Pavol Soukal created visual mapping projections, particular for a symbol of Trenčín - City Tower. White facade of a historic building provides an ideal projection screen for theirs mapping. The diversity of structure filled artists by advent Christmas motives. The project titled "Illuminations Advent" had its premiere last advent weekend – 21th December 2013 (Saturday) and then a day later reprise 22th December 2013 (Sunday).
TRAKT participated at the International Theatre Festival Nitra 2013 with the project Beamvertising forthright in the streets of Nitra. Projections especially prepared for this festival, have attracted residents of Nitra mainly in the pedestrian area, as well as in a Klokočina neighbourhood.
Projections from a moving vehicle was possible to see as a part of the additional program of the festival 27th September 2013 (Friday evening) and also 28th September 2013 during the White Night.
We decided to organize project Digital City because of the need to bring the trends of contemporary fine art among young people in Trencin. This idea is also identic with the main goal of Ofca platform. Ofca should cover similar activities. The intention of Ofca is to zoom high art to laic audience and to show him, that the art is also fun and it is possible to percept it in an easy way.