Vanishing points (2016)
Coins from differents countries Ordered by the look direction of the figures engraved in the coins .
(…)”The work Pontos de fuga / Vanishing points (2016)
The coins, coming from different countries, are separated and ordered according to the figures that are engraved in them: men who look right, men who look left; women who look right, women who look left; statues facing right, statues facing left. Each line of coins (visible in the images) corresponds to the same figure, there is to say, to the same coin, ordered by how worn out they are: in the centre, the most defined figure and in the line’s extremity, the practically faded figure.
The more or less worn out figures of the coins speak simultaneously of the historical time of a country and of the chronologic time, human, associated to its use, its handling and to the wear out of the matter.
The layout of the coins, not only due to how worn out they are, but also by the look of their figures, also takes us to another dimension of time, associated to the western reading: a ‘left’ associated, metaphorically, to the past and a ‘right’ associated to the future. Under this perspective, the spectator is summoned to connote the work an outer look (from the centre), a frontal vision and a hypothetical present that it lacks.