Works    From Here to Eternity (2013)

 

From Here to Eternity captures scenes from a range of Hollywood films that suggest sex through the allegorical interplay of domestic objects, actions and places. What we do not see in these “love” scenes is replaced by objects and interiors that, in their surplus of meaning, come to implicitly suggest a sexual encounter that is known but cannot be seen. Metaphors play a significant role in the deployment of sexuality to scenes devoid of human presence: abandoned record players left skipping in an empty lounge room to suggest the passage of time, cigarettes left burning in an ashtray – again, to signify the passing of time with the ash of a burnt phallic symbol, telephones left off the hook to imply a suspension of time, open doors that insinuate a crossed threshold between interior and exterior, closed curtains continue again playing between the interior and exterior threshold to suggest the private nature of the sexual act, bedrooms and other domestic settings present an idea of the interior private womb like space of the feminine, open and closed cars signifying another private, mobile womb like space, the clichéd image of fireworks cracking to suggest the chemistry of the kiss of lovers off screen, and the phallic symbolism of a train entering a tunnel to suggest the repetitive act of sex itself. The work creates a photographic archive of sexual allegories used in a range of films of the twentieth century.

 

From Here to Eternity 2015 by Sara Oscar

From Here to Eternity  2015

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From Here to Eternity (2013), installation detail 2013 by Sara Oscar

From Here to Eternity (2013), installation detail  2013

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Another Place Another Time (from the series From Here to Eternity) 2013 by Sara Oscar

Another Place Another Time (from the series From Here to Eternity)  2013

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Brief Encounter (from the series From Here to Eternity) 2013 by Sara Oscar

Brief Encounter (from the series From Here to Eternity)  2013

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North by Northwest (from the series From Here to Eternity) 2013 by Sara Oscar

North by Northwest (from the series From Here to Eternity)  2013

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From Here to Eternity (from the series From Here to Eternity 2013) 2013 by Sara Oscar

From Here to Eternity (from the series From Here to Eternity 2013)  2013

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Casablanca (from the series From Here to Eternity) 2013 by Sara Oscar

Casablanca (from the series From Here to Eternity)  2013

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Goldfinger (from the series From Here to Eternity) 2013 by Sara Oscar

Goldfinger (from the series From Here to Eternity)  2013

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A Place in the Sun 2013 by Sara Oscar

A Place in the Sun  2013

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