t.w.five began in 2009 as a collaboration between two artists. Both had been working under pseudonyms, one as "t.w." and one as "five." Combining their aliases and their strengths, they chose to work with a fresh medium: hand-cut strips of adhesive-backed vinyl. Questions of home and its role as private domain informed the construction of this installation. t.w.five purposefully leaves the windows open to reveal scenes of domestic life. The private space of "home" is destabilized, as viewers can peer through the windows.
During the week of install [January 15--19, 2018] t.w.five will be on-site, installing the vinyl and wood panels. Visitors can watch t.w.five creating their installation, are encouraged to ask questions and interact with the artists, and overall to experience the "studio" side of art making.
Swedish artist Pernilla Andersson and Brazilian artist Paula Pereira are the artists behind the entity t.w.five. They work exclusively with adhesive-backed vinyl to create large-scale site-specific murals. Their images focus on widely recognized “symbols of human interaction,” such as the latest tech gadgetry, to create visual connections, absent of language, that explore contemporary culture.