Marzia Migliora

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Beginning in 1986 the Hungarian writer Agota Kristof published a trilogy of lucid, merciless novels, The Notebook, The Proof, and The Third Lie, which tell the story of a pair of twins who, abandoned by their mother, use their relentless intelligence to devise survival strategies. Inseparable and interchangeable, the twins play with their respective identities until their lives merge. At a certain point the reader no longer knows if the story is about two separate people or one person with a split, ambiguous personality. Pari o dispari (Odds or Evens), 2004, the video and sound installation created by Marzia Migliora for the Fondazione Sandretto, takes the idea behind this trilogy as its point of departure, touching on themes of identity, duality, and otherness.

The installation was divided into two parts. The first consisted of the voices of two pairs of twins. Following a common psychological

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