We live in an undoubtedly diverse world , in both personal and social levels: people have a multitude of options that make our environment a place where a multiplicity of ways of seeing and experiencing life converge. This heterogeneity has led many people to have the urgent need to classify everyone because of their differences and formulate the eternal question: is or is not?
But what we really are? Are we all really so different? Despite our undeniable differences as individuals, in the end, as Shylock said, we are all essentially the same: “If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die?“. This uniform diversity makes no sense of a dichotomous categorization of people according to details that are just a small aspect of their complexity: is violent/pacifist, is atheist/believer, is rightist/leftist, is homosexual/straight, is good/bad. What is normal? Even these dichotomies are a simplification of features that in fact are not dichotomic.
This ongoing project is a reflection about to be or not to be and what we really are: HUMAN BEINGS. The photographs become symbols of this impossible sorting claim in which essential internal features that are not recognizable as differentiating traits remain hidden. What distinguishes the members of each of the pairs of photographs? This is a secret we will not reveal: we leave it to your interpretation.