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‘Kortrijk - In Praise of Folly’


A third artwork that was exhibited in the northern tower of the Broel Towers is ‘In Praise of Folly (Moriae Encomium’, a work of Kendell Geers, a South African artist.

Explanation at artwork:
Two anthropomorphic blossoms float in the air like the ghosts of ‘moist past’, ‘more present’, and ‘mortal future’. The cut flower of the still life is both alive and dead, like Schrödinger’s cat — an experiment in which a hypothetical cat may be considered simultaneously both alive and dead as a result of being linked to a random subatomic event that may or may not occur. The cut flower is beautiful to behold, severed from its roots at the height of its beauty. As the phantom roots dissolve into the water, the flowers will lose their petals, drop their beauty, and eventually wither away and die. Trapped in our Age of More, between political extremes, vicious vanity, social mediatisation, and an algorithm that guarantees the world will agree with you as long as you buy into the spin, there is no escape except through the mirror.

Materials: Three suspended neon lights, octagonal mirror floor, variable dimensions.

Let’s just say I thought it was a visually appealing work...

Unfortunately, the interior of the tower and the steps at the entrance did not allow me with my camera to get the entire installation and the reflections within the frame :(

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6436 W: 22 N: 15133] (59841)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-09-07
  • Exposure: 1/21 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-10-17 10:47
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