Wednesday, October 5, 2011
measured, reflected, compared
One bedroom, two sisters: a common childhood of sharing space for many.
One life, two identical twin sisters: sharing much more than space, sharing an identity.
Identities are crafted as individuals are measured in order to be compared. Small differences, points of negotiation, emerge. The comparison begins to isolate small differences by which we can understand each individual, however, the comparison always requires the presence of the pair - the identity of one is understood as different from the identity of the other. Without one we cannot understand the other.