From July 26th to August 17th, 2017, two students of SUŠ Trenčín Patrik Kubizna and Jakub Michalička took part in the Erasmus + program in France through our civic association TRAKT. At the turn of July and August, they went on a trip to the little Condat village amid this beautiful country where they spent the next few weeks. Every day, along with sixty other participants from the countries: Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, France and Italy.
The 2nd year of the Children's Festival with the main theme "OPEN STUDIO" was held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the premises of KC Hviezda Trenčín on Tuesday morning. The Children's Festival was held under the auspices of the vice-presidents of the town of Trenčín Ján Forgác and Patrik Žák. The focus of the festival was the film section for elementary schools focused on creative formal processing of short films that entertained, but also taught a young child's viewer.
After less than a year, invited children - the winners of the Creative Competition for Digital Photography and Short Film - were invited to Banska Bystrica for children of Slovaks living abroad. On 12 - 15 June 2017, an expert commission composed of Mgr. art. Lukáš Matejka, ArtD. (TRAKT) and BcA. Matej Mazák (TRAKT) in cooperation with the main organizer of Matej Bel's Methodological Center for Children, besides interesting prices, also a photo workshop in the plenary of the picturesque UNESCO village Vlkolínec and workshop of luminography in Banská Bystrica.
RECfruit 2017 is a new ambitious project organized by content marketing agency ContentFruiter. The aim of the competition is to support newcomers in the field of video production and to open their way to the world. For participants this may be the start of their career. Prizes for winners and finalists are selected to support the developer's ability to compete. There are few similar competitions in Slovakia. These are, however, mostly dedicated to professionals with many years of experience.
2nd to 4th June 2016, the first edition of the multi-genre Children's Festival was held in Trenčín, whose central theme for this year became the film world. The supporting theme of the festival is to pay homage to Eduard Schreiber, who made the first Slovak film in the nearby town of Lednice Rovne 120 years ago. Viewers could enjoy cinematographic works through several film screenings at the Army House (ODA) and Artkine Metro. They have enjoyed internationally popular films such as Little Prince, as well as Slovak animated and short films designed for the child's viewer.
A year later, the winners of the Digital Photography and Short Film Competition - intended for children of Slovaks living abroad - met in Banská Bystrica on 27-30 June 2016. The expert committee composed by Lukáš Matejka (TRAKT) and Martina Krčová in cooperation with the main organizer of the Mateja Bela Methodological Center prepared for children, besides interesting prices, also a photo workshop in the Čierny Balog plein and a workshop of pixel and luminography in Banská Bystrica.
Animation is a way of creating seemingly moving things. Animation = revival. Who is the animation workshop designed for? Children aged 6-14 years in particular (older but interested parties or parents may also participate). What do you learn about the workshop? At the workshop, we are devoted exclusively to the manual technique of animation. You will use your creativity to create a short animated movie. The animation principle is a record of the sequential sequencing of the images.
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."
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.
Project Gepark by Lukáš Matejka and Štefan Oliš from TRAKT group was firstly introduced on Galota festival in August 2016. It combines concentration, balance and harmony during exercising on the special Gepark logs. Slovak music producer Jarduuzzu added a music background, which inspired participants to great performance. The highlight was dancing improvization on Gepark logs by dancers from Human Art Space.