At the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin I am given a copy of a film showing the mitosis of the fruit fly (drosophila). Before the cell divides, the cell nucleus doubles.
The principle of doubling and divison is also characteristic of photo weaving. I double the motif in two photographic prints, which I then cut into strips.
I would like to work with stills from chronologically sequential phases of the film. I select twill weave, an old weaving technique whereby every fourth thread – one strip of photo here – is laid over the others. Each time, three strips of photo remain covered. In the next row I continue the principle, but stagger it, taking the next strip. As the twill weave is realized with both the horizontal and the vertical strips, I decide in favour of two works using the same photographic motifs.