Steps Untold 2.0: Stories of Reverse MigrationDARV Collective at DA Fest'23, Sofia: Screening, Workshop, AR interventions in public spaces
DARV Art&Tech колектив, основан от Михаела Кавданска (медиен артист), Виолета Иванова (концептуален артист) и Флориан Вайнрих (софтуерен разработчик) през 2020 г., реализира поредица от социално ориентирани артистични проекти, свързващи различни форми и дисциплини в изкуството, използвайки технологиите като медиатор и катализатор.
В рамките на ДА фест колективът ще представи документалния филм "Steps Untold 1.0", DARV уъркшоп: Изкуство в добавена реалност в градска среда, както и новия проект с интервенции с добавена реалност в публични пространства Steps Untold 2.0: Истории на обратната миграция, с участнички: Иглика Христова (визуален артист, преподавател по съвременно изкуство), Веселина Дашинова (артист, режисьор, преподавател), Биляна Груданска (пианист, певица, музикален педагог), Олга Минева (основател на фондация EMPROVE, организационен психолог, консултант, арт продуцент), Силвия Радева - SILVIYAR (артист), Рая Вуцова (визуален артист), Рада Якова (артист).
The 9th edition of DA Fest in Sofia will take place between 24th and 28th of October!
Steps Untold is an ongoing project series of site-specific augmented reality interventions in public spaces by the artistic collective DARV. Violeta Ivanova, Mihaela Kavdanska and Florian Weinrich provide a conceptual, curatorial, and technological framework for artists to take part or create their own projects using the DARV AR application.
Информация на български език за DARV: https://www.da-fest.bg/bg/participants/da-fest/111/2023
The site-specific AR interventions in the urban environment of Sofia, Steps Untold 2.0: Stories of Reverse Migration, are created especially for the 9th edition of DA Fest - the international digital art festival co-organized by DA LAB foundation and the National Academy of Arts in Sofia.
The art collective, together with seven Bulgarian artists who have returned to live and work in Bulgaria, reflects on the experience of reverse migration and its personal and social impact.
Meet us and the participating artists at any of the three events we present during the festival days.
Повече информация на български език за програмата на фестивала:
Wednesday, 25th of October, 16:00 - 18:00h, National Academy of Arts, Sofia
Steps Untold 1.0, 2023, 30’ - screening of the documentary movie about the project Steps Untold 1.0 (2021) followed by Q&A with the producers and participating artists.
Повече информация на български език за прожекцията на филма: https://www.da-fest.bg/bg/node/112/da-fest/2023
Thursday, 26th of October, 13:00 - 16:00h, National Academy of Arts, Sofia
DARV Art & Tech Workshop: Augmented Reality Art in Public Spaces
The workshop's program includes a brief presentation of DARV collective's projects and the DARV augmented reality application, specifically designed for artists and art educators. Using the DARV Augmented Reality application and related software, the workshop participants will work on concept creation, content sketching and its implementation in AR in urban environments.
Повече информация на български език за уъркшопа: https://www.da-fest.bg/bg/node/113/da-fest/2023
Friday, 27th of October, 16:00 - 18:00h
Meeting point for the guided tour: National Academy of Arts, Sofia
Steps Untold 2.0: Stories of Reverse Migration
AR Interventions in Public Space & Guided Tour
The DARV Collective (Violeta Ivanova, Mihaela Kavdanska and Florian Weinrich) will present new augmented reality interventions in public spaces as part of their ongoing Steps Untold project - a series of site-specific interventions performed on and around urban stairways. The collective offers a conceptual, curatorial, and technological framework for artists to either participate in or develop their own projects.
Participating artists in Steps Untold 2.0: Iglika Christova (visual artist, contemporary art professor), Veselina Dashinova (artist, filmmaker, educator), Bilyana Grudanska (pianist, singer, music teacher), Olga Mineva (Founder of EMPROVE Foundation, organizational psychologist, consultant, art producer), Silviya Radeva - SILVIYAR (artist), Raya Vutsova (visual artist), Rada Yakova (artist).
In Steps Untold 2.0, the collective delves into the theme of reverse migration, drawing inspiration from the experiences of Bulgarian women in the fields of arts and culture who have returned to live and work in Bulgaria. DARV has extended invitations to seven Bulgarian artists and art producers, asking them to contribute their own insights as returning migrants, reflecting on questions like: What is the place of artists returning from abroad in society? What are the comparisons and parallels between "here and there" and how persistent are they in everyday life?
This collaborative endeavor aims to shed light on the often unspoken and invisible processes of remigration and their personal and social impact.
As usual in DARV's socially oriented projects, the work process is as important as the outcome, fostering connections between people and providing a shared space for artistic reflection on various topics of social relevance.
The digital interventions will be implemented in augmented reality in different public spaces and the artists will offer guided tours through all the locations in the city of Sofia.
Повече информация на български език за проекта и представянето му в градска среда: https://www.da-fest.bg/bg/node/114/da-fest/2023
The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria, LinzEXPOrt program of Linz Kultur and OÖ Kultur.
Co-produced by DARV & FURNA art&culture.