What's left to say but this: keep going, yeah, yeah, keep going. When your body crumbles and shivers, just keep going. Cause you want it, you know you want it. Keep holding on to the rail, do not lose sight of the path, hold on and keep going.
Tante und Tante: aka Eirini and Angelina Kartsaki in collaboration
This is a recent collaboration in film and live performance. I love my sister. We make performance to work through our impossible and delightful shared upbringing.
Image by Maria Agiomyrgiannaki | Berlin, June 2015
About Tombola und Tante: Supremely effective in composition of colour, forms in space, sound, object and awkwardness.
About Tantenparty: Oh rhythm oh rolling ridiculous rhythm. The absurdity of the inner world worn on the outside is unashamed and unnervingly powerful. Humour is important. Humour in the togetherness, the friction and the facile.
by Alexandra Baybutt, Bellyflop
Performance Research, Volume 20, Issue 5
edited by Eirini Kartsaki and Theron Schmidt
‘The love of repetition is in truth the only happy love,’ wrote Søren Kierkegaard in 1843 in the guise of Constantin Constantius, describing his attempt to relive a love affair that was always-already lost. But to love repetition is to love impossibility and paradox, and a number of these contrary impulses are foregrounded in On Repetition: between originality and repeatability, between boredom and excitement, and between the now of performance and the longed-for not yet or never again. Explored in relation to ritual, protest, gender, and trauma, as well as dance, theatre, and performance, this issue combines perspectives from artists and scholars; and, as to attend to repetition is to attend to the form of writing itself, it encourages textual interventions that blur the lines between the two.
On Repetition aims to unpack the different uses and functions of repetition within contemporary performance, dance practices, craft and writing. The collection, edited by Eirini Kartsaki, explores repetition in relation to intimacy, laughter, technology, familiarity and fear - proposing a new vocabulary for understanding what is at stake in works that repeat. Drawing on psychoanalysis, philosophy, linguistics, sociology and performance studies – and employing case studies from a range of practices – the essays presented here combine to form a unique interdisciplinary exploration of the functions of repetition in contemporary culture. Published by Intellect. Image by Richard Rocholl