The light and shadow festival in Banská Bystrica in 2017 marked the striking and growing interest of the broad and professional public about contemporary multi-gen art. The mass scene backdrop surpassed the organizers' expectations several times despite the cold and unfavorable weather. The festival was attended by young artists and secondary students (Central School of S. Mikovina B.Štiavnica) and high art schools (Academy of Arts BB, VŠMU Bratislava) from the fields of digital art, new media art, performance art, video art and photography.
The Art In Park project is accompanying the ongoing film festival Trenčianske Teplice for the second year. Art In Park brings art closer to the people, stylish and modern, combining visual installations with concerts, workshops, fashion and good food in the chill-out zone. Everything is done in the spa park in front of the Kursalon restaurant.
On the ice area of the winter stadium in Banská Bystrica (Slovakia), a non-traditional screening - projection mapping, which launched the international ice hockey match of the University Hockey League - the UMB team from Banská Bystrica and the American Collegiate Hockey Association - ACHA D3, Filip Kmeť (TRAKT) created a large-scale projection at the beginning of the game and created a new dimension of the opening show. The ice area "zimák" was a great atmosphere from the beginning, which supported the players of the Mateja Bel University team who won over the Americans 6:1.
The International Film Festival in Trenčianske Teplice offered several thematic sections and one competition tour of short and medium-sized works of film school students. His program reflects both film history and the present. Formally, it brings not only more open-minded, but also more visually appealing images, trying to shift the traditional film language. The mission of the festival in Trenčianske Teplice is to contribute to the development of the knowledge of the world, but especially of the European film culture.
The Light Festival "Illumination" changed in June 2016 to the historical center of Banská Štiavnica night. On June 18, the former mining center and botanical garden from the middle of the 19th century on a razed light city transformed into one night after a nightingale. The festival was held with the creative support of students of art schools and artists using modern imaging and projection technologies to create a unique visual experience. The program also enriched the exhibition, or local BLUR photoclub, which prepared Camero obscuru in the premises of the Cultural Center.
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.
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International Dubnica Folklore Festival (DFF) was founded on 1994 by a group of young people interested in folklore and former members of the FS Vršatec. Their goal was to fulfill the long-time dream od Dubnica folklorists to have a festival together with another folklorist from Slovakia and other countries.
„The animation is reviving lifeless – teachers were learning us this formula all school long. It means the animator gives life to drawings, material or objects. I took it literally,“ Matej Mazák said.
Revived is the stuff, which we see everyday but we hardly notice it – this is the reason, they need our attention and they want to be seen at least the one night a year. Mail box which is nowadays hardly used, old ticket machine which is used for sticking posters or Bratislava´s „periscops“ which are too nice to be forgot on the car park...