Deep Space 8K

DARV_ Abandoned Land

Lee Jung In (KR/AT) Mihaela Kavdanska (BG/RO/AT) Violeta Ivanova (BG/AT) Florian Weinrich (AT)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri Sep 11, 2020, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
Ars Electronica Gardens Channel + Deep Space 8K
online on Ars Electronica Gardens channel: 11.09.2020 14:00 - 14:20 (CET | UTC +2)
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DARV is a series of projects conceived by an international team of artists and interaction designers based in Austria. Contemporary dance, site-specific installation and video art are connected via technology into Mixed Reality experiences, interlacing real and virtual realms.

DARV_ Abandoned Land is an intermedia dance performance which sprouts connections between analog and digital. The performers interact with large-scale objects and video projections, resembling the endless migration from one world to another in search for the better. The DARV team and eight dancers perform in various locations in Austria, South Korea and Bulgaria, guiding the audience through dystopian realities and abandoned sites. Drained-off utopias, failed social mechanisms and ideologies are embodied, explored and ultimately abandoned.

Conditioned by enforced changes along the work process, the project has naturally become a response to the present world situation, its limitations and possibilities.

At the presentation on 11.09.2020 14:00-14:30 the entrance is at 13:45, no late admission.


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Project Credits / Acknowledgements

DARV team: Lee Jung In (KR/AT), Mihaela Kavdanska (BG/RO/AT), Violeta Ivanova (BG/AT),
Florian Weinrich (AT)
Concept and Creative Direction: DARV team
Choreography & Dance Production: Lee Jung In Creation
Art Direction and Video Projections: Mihaela Kavdanska
Art Direction and Installation Art: Violeta Ivanova
Interaction Design and Software: Florian Weinrich
Dance Rehearsal Assistant : Lee Seung Ju
Dancers: Lee Seung Ju, An Se Young, Kim Hyun Woo, Lee Dae Heung, Yoh Morishita, Vera Bundschuh, Hong Ye Eun
Funding institutions: Arts Council Korea, Linz Kultur, Dancer’s Career Development Center Korea
Project partners: Lee Jung In Creation, Redsapata- TanzFabrik, KOTKI visuals, LM Media, Pusch TV
Sound: Petar Petkov, Mirian Kolev


DARV brings together an international team of art & technology professionals with significant experience in media and digital art, conceptual and site-specific art, contemporary dance and interaction design. The DARV project series was initiated by Mihaela Kavdanska (BG/RO/AT), Lee Jung In (KR/AT), Violeta Ivanova (BG/AT), Florian Weinrich (AT).