Thinking about performance begins with considering and ‘feeling’ the space and its context, in which it takes place. Every space has a unique and ever changing atmosphere, influenced by its history, light and sounds and the people that participate in it.
Darya von Berner believes that the art world is not isolated from other cultural and life-systems, and with her performances she tries to create an environment, in which the work of art and the spectator are not separate, but interpenetrate one another, as a single living organism.
The viewers’ involvement and the visitors’ reactions are essential aspects in the planning. Every human action in space has a performative aspect.
During a performance it is a matter of perspective, from which angle the action is observed. When an action takes place in the public realm and open air, the experience of the space and its atmosphere becomes less controllable.