Tim Bartel: Twins!

„Twins!“, as an exclamation, marks phenomenas of doubles, counterparts, counterfeits and repetitions alike.

„Twins!“, the book, is a meditation on a bendable worded reality, as well as its nuanced greyscale fabric, made of a multitude of layers & properties.

It is built from three threads of narrative: 1. Encounter 2. Phenomenon 3. Reaction

  1. Encounter describes personal encounters with patterns two. Once I started asking about Twins, their nature and symmetry, they appeared everywhere.
  2. Phenomenon describes the linguistic geometry of the Twin and its translatability into visual patterns.
  3. Reaction The third thread represents a reaction to the bendable nature of language, voiced by Wolf.

The threads are most distinct in the first three chapters.

As the book unfolds their narrations begin to interweave. Each chapter is embodied by a symbol, hinting at its qualities and themes. As narrative threads intertwine, symbols weave into each other visually. This book is a study in the geometry of Twins. It examines and immitates their double-patterns in visual and narrative form.

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