My great-great-grandmother brought into this world six pairs of twins. Only one child lived beyond his first year.

My sisters are monozygotic twins, too – they were once one, a single egg that split into two by accident.

They share the same genetic information, but they live apart from one another, as if a repulsive force pushes them in opposite directions.

Could this echo the dispersion of celestial bodies formed the same dust, the movement of light rays being bounced around the Universe, or the dissemination of sister-images taking shape from the same negative ?

Maybe the egg that splits, like other things that can multiply, is a way to trick time. One becomes many so that time can be experienced in a myriad of forms.

In Eclipse, photographs of my sisters taken in our home in Romania are paired with pieces of film accidentally exposed to light during development.


Laura Bivolaru (b.1992, Iasi, Romania) is a visual artist living and working in London, UK.

Her practice explores tropes of Eastern European Identity that derive from the micro-environment of the family and extend to the nation.

The home is seen as a transitional space between self and society, a site of negotiation where the quest for truth clashes with domestic myths.

She holds an MA in Photography from Royal College of Art.