DARV is a project initiated and co-created by a core team of artists, interaction designers and software developers from South Korea, Austria and Bulgaria: Jung In Lee (Contemporary Dance and Performance), Mihaela Kavdanska (Media and Interactive Art), Violeta Ivanova (conceptual artist) and Florian Weinrich (Interaction Design and Software Development). Realised in the context of close collaboration between art and technology, this endeavour connects contemporary dance, media art and site-specific installation using the means of Mixed Reality and real-time generated, interactive video projections. Artistic concepts are transformed into intermedia dance performances and MR exhibitions, 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 June, 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 and Ars Electronica Festival & Center in Linz; DARV_Wandering Islands, a Mixed Reality exhibition, performative interventions and intermedia dance performance at Paradise Art Lab, Seoul (work in progress to be premiered in October 2020); DARV_Steps Untold, a Mixed Reality experience and performative interventions in public spaces in Linz, Austria (work in progress, to be premiered in April 2021).

The DARV project series is supported by Arts Council Korea, Paradise Art Foundation, Seoul, the City of Linz Cultural Fundings: Linz Kultur, Linz Export and Linz Impuls, and Ars Electronica.

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

DARV_Wandering Islands

Paradise Art Lab, Seoul, October 2020
Paradise Art Foundation
Linz EXPOrt 2020

DARV_Steps Untold