We are fascinated by twins without knowing exactly what it is that fascinates us. In the realm of twins the archetype of universal duality assumes a specific and spectacular form, manifesting its own set of unique and self-referential laws. Twins confront us with a mystery at once elusive and unavoidable. Facing the Other in the guise of twin or double, we sense a threat to our idea of personal identity, yet we are teased and delighted by the odd prospect of becoming ‘otherwise’.
The project Identico (Italian for ‘identical’) is a series of studio portraits of identical twins and revolves around the idea of identity (and “identicality”) and being a twin in an age in which we all try to be different and unique individuals. The portraits have been taken of each twin separately, but both of them are set in the same spot at different times.