Priestor 5

In a new light
National Day of Slovakia at EXPO Dubai
Date: 04/09/2021 - 04/09/2021
Year: 2021
City: Trencin
Tags: 3Ds , city park , concert , digital art , ecology , festivals , installation art , music , projection , public space , visual arts
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Lukáš Matejka
Štefan Oliš
Alexandra Rychtarčíková
Viktor Vilkovský
Miloš Slemo Slemenský
Priestor festival
COOLTURNE civic association

Priestor is a festival of music, dance, discussions, arts, theater and friendly gatherings of people of all ages, from all places. The places of the city of Trenčín come alive thanks to art and culture. These places have been forgotten for a long time or they have lost their primary function. It is a platform that connects everything good that we have in Trenčín, in Slovakia (and with time, even in the world). It is an event where you can lead a calm conversation or be a part of a great party. The project came alive in 2018. Since 2021, TRAKT participates at the event as well.

Site-specific installation digital art entitled Strom slov (Tree of words) was introduced at the park of Milan Rastislav Štefánik in Trenčín after twilight. The piece of art opens up the subject of ecology, climate and even history and a relationship between a human and the nature. The installation art consists of a sound projection on a specific branch of a tree which transforms into a 3D talking head. This sexless face of an “avatar” tells a fictional story having support in historical events. A once in a lifetime experience with elements of surrealistic and supernatural overlap.

The piece of art is a part of CL!CL! The research is funded by the Slovak Arts Council from public resources in the form of scholarship. The project was financed by the city of Trenčín – Mládež grant.

Photography: Juraj Majerský