STÉPHANIE SOLINAS

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Phénomènes
[Phenomenons]
2007
Series of 44+1 photographs
C-prints mounted on cardboard
5,5x9cm
Leather box
6x10x13cm

44 portraits of pairs of twins mounted on cardboard in the manner of the 19th century. With Phénomènes, 21th century genetic explanations are forgotten ; the twins are “bizarre” because their identity is double. Twins host the otherness at the very heart of their identity, and for that, they deserve to be observed, pinned and collected in albums. They are the blind spot of the identification system ; to caracterize the singularity of their mirrored identity, photography surpasses DNA, revealing their differences as an “infra mince” - an very thin space, where identity hides ?