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Doug and Mike Starn, American artists, identical twins, were born in 1961. They first received international attention at the 1987 Whitney Biennial, and for more than twenty years they were primarily known for working conceptually with photography. Their work has evolved through combining traditionally separate disciplines such as photography, sculpture, architecture–most notably their series Big Bambú. Major themes of their work include chaos, interconnection and interdependence.

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“Light is power, knowledge, it is what we want, it is what we need, it is satisfaction, fulfilment of truth, and purity…Light has gravity, light is what attracts us. Light implies, necessitates darkness – the shadows created by anything physical. But black is not only the lack of light, black is also the complete absorption of light.”