Massimiliano and Gianluca De Serio

1978, Turin
where live and work.
Rio de Janeiro/São Paolo (Brazil)
Summer 2012

The research by Massimiliano and Gianluca De Serio in their recent works focuses on new kind of “communities”, generally immigrants, foreign group of people, political refugees or children living on the street. The core of this investigation is to denounce breakpoints within contemporary societies, provoking at the same time reflections on the man’s identity crisis nowadays. Through medium as film and video – in a sort of “stylized documentaries” – the artists usually explore the communities by subverting the typical point of view of a director, letting those people become the main figures of the creative process. The project Massimiliano and Gianluca De Serio will carry on in Brazil starts from these premises, analyzing basically the fact of being twins, as themselves. In fact they state: “We came to the attention of a small town in Brazil, where there are many cases of twins births. The reasons are many, but we are basically interested in the idea of a place where we can find our similar, where identities seem to be not only doubled, but also multiplied, and where most people share with us the same genetic nature. In fact, this particular kind of brotherhood has marked our life, our personality. Eventually, we would like to investigate the context that is around those people, and transform the theme of twins into a useful tool to widen from individual to a larger society.”

Sette Opere di Misericordia, 2011, film 100' awarded in Locarno

Sette Opere di Misericordia, 2011, film 100′ awarded in Locarno

Stanze, 2010, HD film, 58’

Stanze, 2010, HD film, 58’