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.
vvvv - a multipurpose toolkit
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 3rd annual celebration of the International Roma Day in Prague was carried out in the spirit of the motto MEAT TOTAL. The rich program lasted for more days. It started on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, and the MDR peak was scheduled for the gala evening on April 8, 2017 at the LaFabrik Theater with a rich and original music program. Throughout the evening, VJ projections were conducted by Lukáš Matejka (TRAKT).
Energetic Folklore graffiti by TRAKT took place on 24th and 31st March 2017 in front of STEJDŽ (alternative club in Trenčín). The exterior of STEJDŽ provided the ideal backdrop for the realization of folk visual imagery that the viewers created throughout the evening with the use of an interactive spray on the historical facade of the ZUŠ - Elementary School of Art Trenčín. This unique unusual experience revives the stereotype of the Friday evening.
Within the Christmas program of Trenčín magic of Christmas 2016 TRAKT prepared interactive projection Reindeer Sledding, which is designed for children and youth. One of the creators, Mgr. art. Lukáš Matejka, ArtD. (TRAKT), sad: "There is no need to sit at home in front of computer screen, you can come during Christmas at the plaza. Parents have traditionally punch and for children there is our interactive projection."
Medieval markets in Trnava on the Nicholas Square,on Dec. 17, 2016 were enriched by interactive projection Santa Claus Sledding, made by TRAKT. This interesting project created by Pavol Soukal from our creative LAB had its premiere in Trnava. Only viewers in Trencin and Banska Bystrica were able to see a similar instalation. Interactive digital installation traditionally attracted especially children but also many adults liked it.
On January 24 and February 13, 2017, The Mapping Workshop was held at the Secondary School of Arts in Trencin, with young lecturer Pavol Soukal (TRAKT). On the two-course workshop had students of the third grade of photographic design opportunity to learn basics of digital video mapping and its application in contemporary visual art, and to learn the setup and making of in some most common softwares used for video mappings. The workshop ended with a projection of created visuals and with demonstration of interactive control over the projections with midi controller and makey makey.
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.
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.
TRAKT prepared at the festival ARTORIUM 2014 in Banska Bystrica (the Faculty of Dramatic Arts - Academy of Arts) Another workshop focused on new media art. Workshop titled Activities intermedia Artorium continuation of previous workshops.
Sponsor of the project was Lukas Matejka (TRAKT) and lecturer Pavol Soukal (TRAKT). 12 workshop participants were educated to creatively work with the kind of software VVVV.