Ways of Love researches, investigates and formulates a language of two authors with different formal backgrounds and experiences. They meet through common themes and common working process that investigate the dialectics of this particular creative collaboration. The process and the product centers on the intimacy created in this particular encounter. The central theme revolves around violence, which is in the process perceived as the only possible articulation of longings for love, lust, dissection and loss of bodily fetters. By bringing the violence and desire behind it into consciousness, two possible ways of resolution open up. First is the way of ‘purification’/catharsis through pain and the second through laughter and self-irony.
created/performed by: Maja Delak & Luka Prinčič music, video, photography: Maja Delak & Luka Prinčič light design: Urška Vohar design: Mauricio Ferlin executive production & coordination: Sabina Potočki production: Emanat Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia coproduction: Delavski dom Trbovlje in collaboration with: KUD France Prešeren, Ljubljana
The performance contains nudity.
About the artists
Maja Delak is a choreographer and dancer. She studied contemporary dance at CNDC l’Esquisse in Angers, France. Workshops with Mark Tompkins, Howard Sonnenklar, Julyan Hamilton, David Zambrano, Elizabeth Corbett, Sankai Juku, Michael Laube, Jordi Cortes Molina. She was the co-founder of Institute En-Knap, form 1993 to 2002 and permanent member of the International Dance Group En-Knap. In 2006, Maja Delak established Institute Emanat, with which she aims for the affirmation of contemporary dance with performance production. Performances: Serata artistica giovanile; Expensive Darlings; Rodeo (co-author: Mauricio Ferlin); Flogging the Dead Horse, Gallery of Dead Women – Hommage a Hamletmachine (co-author: Mala Kline); Hi-res (co-author: Mala Kline); Rondinella (co-authors: Mauricio Ferlin and Mala Kline); Properly Blond (co-author: Mala Kline); Mezzanino; 6agon; Gina & Miovanni; Manifestation of the Introvert.
Luka Prinčič is a musician, sound designer and media artist. He has participated in a number of sound, music and multimedia projects. In addition to publishing web albums, he has been active in Ljudmila and Kiberpipa and is the administrator of skylined.org, an art-server/community. Prinčič is the author of audio-visual and electro-acoustic performances and multimedia actions in physical and mental-emotional spaces (Music for Hard Disks; Retrospections: Maya Deren; Waves in Public: Squares). As a sound designer and adviser, he collaborates with artists, activists and producers of festivals and conferences at home and abroad (Eclipse, Neven Korda, Jodi Rose, Borut Savski, Luka Dekleva, Galerija Kapelica, MFRU, Net-mage08, EMAF07, device_art, Moderna Galerija). His work focuses on personally reflective and socially critical use of new technologies within contemporary audio-visual contexts. Most of his work is based on hacker ethics and DIY philosophy.