Tante und Tante, aka Eirini and Angelina Kartsaki, have been collaborating for many years. They have spent a whole childhood together, during which they have been inventing games played by the two of them, which could be played anywhere, at any time, in any context. During the summer of 2014 they decided to share these games with other people. That’s how they started the aunties project. For more information https://tanteundtante.wordp...
Review from Alexandra Baybutt, Bellyflop
We see them live! It is a joy after being introduced to them on film first. I am curious immediately as to whether the sharpness of their humour through rhythmic choices will translate live. Yes it does. Masterly timing creates cycles of repetitions and images that last at perfect durations to be captivating, silly, bold and painful. The attempt at capturing a ‘selfie’ has the piss ripped out of it. The falsity of attempting to depict a continuity through a single frame is happily ridiculed. Not that I despise photography, but I go to live performance because it acknowledges life in real space and time, not in edits and splices that try to persuade the viewer that transitions aren’t necessary. The piece hints at the potentials of descending into entropy, but without giving in to it. Instead, Tante und Tante craft and relay the threat with mirth and care. The troubles and power dynamics are revealed through action, repetition and simple choices that are rich with skill, trust and attention. I love their exploration, and exploitation, of endurance and relationship. After a night of solo films and individuals, the plurality is heartening.