Hiesl also has a personal fascination with the phenomenon of identical twins, herself having grown up with twin sisters.
"An Angie Hiesl Produktion is always visually arresting, poetic and seductive, yet thought-provoking at the same time," he explains.
The need to develop cycle time equations for harvesters in Maine is strengthened by the fact that previous cycle time and productivity studies show major differences in harvesting equipment as well as stand and site conditions (Hiesl and Benjamin 2013).
As discussed further in Hiesl and Benjamin (2013), only Richardson (1989) and Spinelli et al.
The idea behind the work comes from the two cities' official twinning agreement, signed in the 1950s, and from Hiesl's personal fascination with the phenomenon of identical twins.
"The unique relationship between identical twins remains mysterious to most people, myself included, even though I have had the opportunity to study my sisters first hand for many years," says Hiesl, who has younger identical twin sisters.
"Where does the personality of one end and the other begin?" The duo, known collectively as Angie Hiesl Produktion, has won numerous theatre and art prizes since the early 1980s and has shown work internationally, yet remains relatively unknown in the UK.