Je-ne-sais-quoi (I-Do-Not-Know-What), 2008.

Gauze, paper pulp, pigments.

Installation, exhibition Flower Power,
Keitelman Gallery, Brussels, 2010-2011.

Installation, exhibition Bruxelles, Territoire de Convergences, Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels, 2008-2009.

Private collection, Belgium.

The title is borrowed from the French philosopher Vladimir Jankelevitch's book Je-ne-sais-quoi (I-Do-Not-Know-What) that explore notions of instant and decision, and of “what is just happening” or “about to happen”. As the petals are suspended 6 cm (2 in) from the wall, the shadow accentuates the impression that they are just about to fall or to move imperceptibly.

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Keitelman Gallery, installation view.

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Keitelman Gallery, installation.

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Musée d'Ixelles, installation view.
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Musée d'Ixelles, installation.
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