## 10.Michel Tombroff (BE)

### In Praise of Love

##### 2019Neon installation2 pcs, 1: 16 x 70 cm, 2: 16 x 90 cm

In Praise of Love is made up of two neon lights, each of which represent a tautology: a statement that is true, whether by construction, by necessity or by virtue of its logical form.

The statement on the left uses the universal quantifier $$\forall$$ (‘for all’), “); the one on the right uses the existential quantifier $$\exists$$ (“there exists”) and the negation $$\sim$$.

$$\forall x \ (x=x)$$  : “Everything is identical to itself.”

$$\sim \exists \sim (x=x)$$ : “No thing exists that is non-identical to itself.”

That is what these two statements say in a symbolic form.

The question posed by the work is whether these two statements say the same thing…