Festival of Light and shadow 2018
Christmas composition

A vernissage of the exhibition of artist Mgr. art. Lukáš Matejka, ArtD. and Mgr. art. Štefan Oliša took place in the industrial areas of Antony’s factory (Turzovská st.17) situated in the eastern Slovak town of Gelnica. They both use digital media in their freestyle art work and they work with interactive installations and video art. At the exhibition called … TRAKTATY / TRACTATE, the viewers had the opportunity to see a micro-choice from their video art production. As can be understood from the title, both authors are members as well as founders of TRAKT, an organization based in Trenčín, with which the organization Zapadnutý KÚT cooperates in preparing the Gelnica Illuminations Festival.

Likewise, the term TRACTATE, meaning “reflection” or “debate”, mirrors the thinking of authors whose works reflect the surrounding reality. The event financed from public funds was supported by the Slovak Arts Council.

Translated: Jana Stupňanová