audiovisual performances

(2019 – ongoing)

E-Vironments represent several individual ‘eco-awarness’ solo performances focused on sound as a main medium, which are included in a series of projects called Imaginary ecosystems. Like every work in this series, these performances also have their serial numbers. The title E-Vironment also refers to the viral nature of certain environments.

Each E-Vironment explores a certain fragility of given environment which draws from different contexts – social, political, environmental … The core of the performance is a certain embodiment of the imaginary environment in which the performer intervenes. With these interventions, the environment not only transforms, but also creates a kind of dialogue, interactive reactions. The performance examines the internal processes of awareness of one’s responsibilities, impact and role within this given environment – whether it includes the ecology of data sharing and publishing, the ecology of human behavior towards natural resources or the ecology of relations between organisms. The main emphasis is placed on the process of ‘de/re(con)structure’* of the given environment and its transformation towards the creation of a new organic complex – the re-evaluated environment.

* ‘de/re(con)structure’ is a term that Darina uses in her artistic research and which refers to the material processing approach.

Imaginary Ecosystems: E-Vironment #5

(2020) 13’, performance for prepared zither, small objects and electronics
Premiered: 24. 11. 2020, Meetings of New Music Plus Festival, Brno, CZ

Imaginary Ecosystems: E-Vironment #4

(2020) 12’, performance for voice, plastics and electronics
Premiered: 24. 11. 2020, Meetings of New Music Plus Festival, Brno, CZ

Imaginary Ecosystems: E-Vironment #3

(2020) 8’, performance for voice and electronics

HABITAT 02200701: E-Vironment #2

(2020) 12’, performance for voice, amplified sculpture with sensors, small objects and electronics


material for sculpture: resin, soil, wires, infrared lamp, LED lights

for interaction: temperature sensor, GSR sensors

amplified for performance: contact mic, mic capsule

sound material: voice, electronics, live processing of acoustic sound, resonances 20.8, 27.3 and 33.8 Hz

Premiered: 9. 7. 2020, Symposium Trstěnice 2020 – International Composition & Percussion Workshop, Music Centre Haus Urban, Trstěnice, CZ

HABITAT 91200921 : E-Vironment #1

(2019) 15′, performance for voice, amplified sculpture, small objects and electronics

IMG_1250material for sculpture: clay, wires, acrylic and oil paint, plastic sheets (amplified for performance; contact mics, mic capsule)

sound material: voice, text, electronics, live processing of acoustic sound

Premiered: 21. 9. 2019, Hyena Noise Fest, Villa K, The Hague, NL