'TWOSOME' Stockroom, Kyneton, December 2015 Two people or things together; a pair or couple. An activity involving two people, consisting of or performed or played by two. A person is born alone and dies alone. At life’s beginning we are surrounded by people that are our family and caretakers. Between our first and last destination in life we are surrounded by people that, for one reason or another, cross our path. At an early stage we start to make connections with people outside of our immediate surrounding and we start looking for that best friend that can mirror us and to give us a belonging in our individual journey. As we get older we seek partners in crime, someone to mate, a sweetheart, a beloved, or a husband or wife. We learn about ourselves in the reflection of others. We play different roles with different people we meet.
The body of work in TWOSOME is not a systematic categorisation of the subject matter but rather a poetic journey painting the performance of identity and a person’s need for belonging. The work furthermore explores how a person’s identity is altered when we pair up with different people. These alterations of identity get further complicated by the psychology of humans where conditions such asaddiction, narcissism and psychopathy create masked identities. Can we ever know our loved one? Can we ever really know ourselves?
TWOSOME is an exhibition about the performance actively played out by a twosome but also about the loneliness and the desire and need to feel a part of a team. Cecilia Fogelberg, 2015