Interactive exhibition: the strange author

Luminography corner
Celebration of the 695th anniversary of the town of Kremnica
Date: 08/11/2023 - 25/11/2023
Year: 2023
City: Puchov
Tags: exhibition , fine arts , interactive art , intermedia art
Štefan Oliš
Podivný barón

The Strange Author, Štefan Oliš, is exhibiting in the attic space of the County House. This exhibition is a selection of his strange work, conducted in a rather mysterious and dark spirit. It is a collection of works from different periods of the author’s career, united by a conceptual line, a search for the meaning of life, reflections on death and various borderline situations.

The exhibition is dominated by a fascinating interactive installation, where the viewer has the opportunity to influence the course of direct decisions in a suicidal narrative that resembles a computer game or various live discussions. Furthermore, the site also features an immersive sound installation where the viewer can experiment with different sounds and movements. The digital part of the exhibition is contributed by the video installation with interaction Gepark, which was created in collaboration with Lukáš Matejko. In addition, traditional art forms such as painting and graphics, or batik, are also presented.

The main focus of the artist Štefan Oliš, who currently works as a teacher at the School of Art Industry in Trenčín, is to draw attention to the themes of violence, criminality and social problems. He works with video art, interactive installations, sound installations, art performances, objects, as well as painting and graphics. Through his diverse body of work, he often seeks to sarcastically and ironically encourage viewers to reflect on human life, its value, meaning and interpersonal relationships, as well as the decadence of society and critique of the contemporary system.

In addition to his artistic activities, he is active in the TRAKT civic association, of which he is also the founder. He participates in cultural events, exhibitions, festivals, events. He organizes cultural activities in the field of contemporary trends in visual arts.

His other activities are mainly dominated by video production, which is often intertwined with the commercial aspect. In addition, he is also involved in advertising work, focusing on unusual elements and projections that often straddle the line between artwork and advertising.

The exhibition is open to the public on 8, 17 and 25 November 2023 from 17:00 to 20:00. The event is supported by the Fund for the Support of the Arts from public funds.