Coin de Table

The pictures which constitute the installation are easily recognizable - all of them being paintings form the nineteenth century. 
They all seem to be portraits of boys, either lost in thought or provocatively looking at the viewer. 
Only one picture has been manipulated - the most ambiguous one and that which gives the name to the work. By role playing the missing character in the painting and by taking the same seat which, in a similar painting by the same author, is occupied by Arthur Rimbaud, I talk about Oscar's influences.
Since Oscar as a " character " doesn't exist in any specific time or place ( doesn't have to negotiate with "this" present time, past and future being just other possible presents), he can exist anywhere and at any time, according to the temporary and changeable characteristics that define him.
This work looks at the way we can obsessively desire to be somewhere else and, perhaps, also everywhere else.

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