I created the poetry and its sonic presentation out of the interviews with raped and abused women for the intermedial project Mainly Love by Tomas Danielis.
Mainly Love is an intermedia somatic portrait of an autocratic and abusive personality, intertwining performance, interactive visual environment and excerpts of interviews with sexually abused women and human predators. Questions posed by Mainly Love attempt to go beyond surface and present individual, and his inner power mechanics which mix fear with humor, aggression. My motivation to create this performance is driven by the need to reconcile with the environment I live in. During research, I kept asking why societies I am part of, are able to tolerate smaller or bigger dictators and even place their hopes in them. I started from the position of the vulnerable – focusing on children and women first. My research led me through the psycho-history to constitutional moments of person(ality) when in micro-societies human beings, their dreams, understandings and approaches are formed, be it of love and compassion or of violence crowned by dreams of glory.
Choreography/performance: Tomas Danielis
Music: Lubomir Drakh Panak
Poetry & editing the texts of women: Zuzana Husarova
Text of men: Tomas Danielis & archive
Lights: Milan Slama / Tomas Danielis
Visual environment: Tomas Danielis
Photosensors: Jakub Pisek