The BOOT_audiovisual project is a collaborative project by Pavel Mrkus and Daniel Hanzlík for audiovisual performances, electronic audio and video art, and interactive site-specific installations. BOOT_audiovisual also designs and produces audiovisual works for permanent expositions in public space. Past projects include work for the National Gallery in Prague, the creation of a series of short films for an astronomy exhibition at the National Technical Museum, and an interactive data projection for the Czech Statistics Office.
Mrkus and Hanzlík have also participated in numerous exhibitions of visual art at home and abroad. Their audiovisual performances are based on working with and interpreting the spatial and historical background of specific sites. Daniel Hanzlík and Pavel Mrkus studied between 1989 and 1995 under professor Vladimír Kopecký at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.
Afterwards, Mrkus studied at the Institute of Ecumenical Studies of the Protestant Theological Faculty at Charles University, and spent several years teaching in Toyama, Japan. Hanzlík spent time studying and teaching in India, Finland, and the United States. In 2008, the two joined forces to found and run the Time-Based Media Studio at the Faculty of Art and Design of Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem.