DARV is a series of projects initiated by an international team of artists, interaction designers and software developers based in Austria. Realised in the context of close collaboration between art and technology, this endeavour connects media art, site-specific installations and contemporary dance, using the means of mixed reality and interactive video projections. Artistic concepts are transformed into Mixed Reality exhibitions, performative interventions in public spaces or intermedia dance performances, offering an experience of intermedia oneness to participating artists and audience alike.

The DARV project series includes the following projects produced or currently in production until the end of 2021: DARV_Abandoned Land 1.0 | 2.0 | 3.0, intermedia dance performances and stage based AR experiences, presented at the Oil Tank Culture Park, Seoul, Ars Electronica Festival & Center in Linz; DARV_Wandering Islands, a Mixed Reality exhibition, performative interventions and intermedia dance performance at Paradise Art Lab, Seoul (premiered in October 2020); DARV_Steps Untold, a Mixed Reality experience and performative interventions in public spaces in Linz, Austria.

DARV core team: Mihaela Kavdanska (Media and Interactive Art), Violeta Ivanova (Conceptual Art) and Florian Weinrich (Interaction Design and Software Development).

The DARV project series is co-funded and supported by:
City of Linz Cultural Fundings: Linz Jahresprogramm, Linz EXPOrt, Linz ImPULS; OÖ Kultur; Paradise Art Foundation, Arts Council Korea; Ars Electronica Center, LM.Media, Pusch.TV, KOTKI visuals.

DARV_Workshops: Climate Action Days

Climate Action Days @ Innovations-Hauptplatz, Linz

DARV_Theme Meetings

Innovations-Hauptplatz, Linz


Interface Cultures Department, Kunstuniversität Linz

DARV_Steps Untold 1.0

(Not) Here (Not) There

Maindeck, Ars Electronica Center, Linz 05.06.2021, 17:00-19:00h
Guest project at FMR 21 - Art in digital contexts and public space
LINZ imPULS 2020, Linz Jahresprogramm 2021, OÖ Kultur.

DARV_Wandering Islands

Paradise Art Festival, Seoul
30.10. - 1.11.2020

Paradise Art Foundation, Linz EXPOrt 2020, Linz Kultur 2020

DARV_Abandoned Land 3.0

Baekam Art Hall, Seoul, October 2020
Arts Council Korea, Linz Jahresprogramm 2020, Linz EXPOrt 2020.

DARV_Abandoned Land 2.0

Ars Electronica Festival, Linz
11.09.2020, 14:00-14:30 and 15:00-15:30
Deep Space 8K, Ars Electronica Center
Arts Council Korea, Linz Jahresprogramm 2020

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Arts Council Korea
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21.02.2020 | 19:00h
22.02.2020 | 14:00h