"We are not in search of sources, or origins, but of structures of signification:
underneath each picture, there is always another picture."
portrait of autocratic person
"Mainly love" is a portrait of a man and his inner world of insecurities, violence, fragility and strength striving to peek into how violence is not just born, but also accepted and hidden in plain sight in contemporary societies. This documentary meta-performance is intertwining interactive audio-visual environment, dance and excerpts of interviews with sexually abused women, perpetrators and “normal” men and women. Questions posed by "Mainly Love" attempts to go beyond the surface and simple presentation of aggressivity and sexuality. It represents an individual within stretched moments of his inner workings, investigating positions of gender, the relation of power to sexuality and its consequences.
This rich and captivating performance is an open window to the intimate world of human being, transcending topics of sexuality, power (ab)use thus addressing the hot theme of nowadays in a personal way. Despite based and built exclusively on documentary material, "Mainly love" does not propose any statements.
"My motivation to create this performance was driven by the need to reconcile with the environment I live in as in the recent period of my life, I had to keep asking why societies which I am part of are being able to tolerate smaller or bigger autocrats, place their hopes in them and even tolerate and excuse their violence."
With great many thanks is this performance dedicated to all women which helped me to create this performance.
Despite based and built exclusively on documentary material, performance Mainly love does not proposes any definite statements neither it represent life of the author.
Performance is suitable for audience older than 16 years old.
Choreography/performance: Tomas Danielis
Music: Lubomir Drakh Panak
Poetry: Zuzana Husarova
Lights: Milan Slama / Tomas Danielis
Visual environment: Tomas Danielis
Photosensors: Jakub Pisek