L’ Odeur de la Frontière

L’ Odeur de la Frontière For the 39th edition of Watou Art Festival I made an installation in which the visitors could experience my new project L’ Odeur de la Frontière consisting of two different perfumes one toxic and the other non-toxic. The starting point for this work was the borderland between Belgium and France; the landscapes and old spoken dialects formed my source of inspiration. I collected the flowers from different locations around the borderland; half of them were toxic. The fragrances I created function in the installation as a metaphor for the search of old memories that are pent-up in this area. Beside the fragrances, I made a series of pigments extracted from the flowers, which I used for painting.

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