X of Y [X or Y], 1985
Guy Rombouts is a fanatical collector of all kinds of objects and materials. He continually explores the delicate nature of found – often natural – materials, using them to explore the sculptural possibilities for his script. In this way, he makes his language tangible, and investigates the link between form and content, sign and meaning. In this installation, X of Y, his feeling for materials is prominently displayed. He presents a three-dimensional display of the letters X and Y. In the Azart (the alternative lettering system developed by Guy Rombouts and Monica Droste) these letters are actually replaced by a straight line, referring to the X or Y axis.