Lucy and Layla Swinhoe

We are collaborating identical twin sisters using ourselves as symbolic counterparts. Photography requires a negative to form a positive – this naturally embodies the concept of our work. However, photography today has changed from a manual process to an instantaneous digital process. Therefore the ‘whole’ is embodied – one thing relies on the existence of another, and they therefore interact. These are merely two faces of the same coin, as are twins’ individuals from the same source.

Exposing and questioning notions of reality (either as a controlled environment or a naturally manifesting environment) and how reality shapes us (either individually and/or collectively), through all states of consciousness (and therefore the need to absorb and transcend all levels), is explored.

The voice of the ‘medium’ communicates, as a body, for the idea /concept. The potential energy of both the medium and the mind as a whole is the function of art and life (they are complimentary), and, as vice versa, art and life are both manipulations (for better or for worse) of mind/matter. The transforming alchemical changes of state(s) reflect the intention(s) of the creative perpetrator. Everything is in flux, and so the work is ongoing…

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Title: Dura Mater, Pia Mater Film Still
Medium: Film Still
Date: 2010


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Title: No Mans Lane Film Still
Medium: Film Still
Date: 2012


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Image Title: Everyman Film Stills (Frozen Warnings) No. 33
Medium: Digital
Date: 2014


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Title: Images and Illusions No. 58
Medium: Digital
Date: 2016


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Title: Images and Illusion Degree Show Installation 004
Medium: Digital Photograph
Date: 2016




Interior view of Museum of Czech China Contemporary Museum, 2017