Ambient scent!

“In social organizations smell is a rich unconscious background to everything else.” – OLIVER SACKS

“The future will be like perfume”

Brian Eno altered the course of both pop and experimental music. He is now 70 years old. After leaving Roxy Music in 1973, he went on to become one of the most widely extolled producers of the late 20th century. He’s also become a legendary solo artist in his own right...

Ephemeral strength

“There are strong perfumes for which all matter is porous. One would say they go through glass…” — CHARLES BAUDELAIRE

Fragrant future

“We live in an age of ephemerality: The point for me is to expect everything else to become like perfume” – Brian Eno

Fragrant wizard

“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.

Ephemeral materialities

SCI is happy to invite you to EPHEMERAL MATERIALITIES: Scent in Swiss Art – 3 Positions, an exhibit of olfactory art curated by Ashraf Osman at the ArtContainer in Zurich​.

Anna-Sabina Zürrer & The Search for the Essence

The newest (April) issue of the main Swiss art monthly publication, Kunstbulletin, features an article on Swiss artist, Anna-Sabina Zürrer, titled “Die Suche nach der Essenz” (The Search for the Essence) written by SCI’s Claus Noppeney and Ashraf Osman.

Scent in New Materialism

New Materialism is a growing movement rooted in neo-disciplines such as gender studies or science & technology studies. It challenges contemporary discourse as Karen Barad points out: “Language matters. Discourse matters. Culture matters. There is an important sense in which the only thing that does not seem to matter anymore...

Materializing the Immaterial

 The article Materializing the Immaterial by Nada Endrissat & Claus Noppeney captures central insights of our research on perfume-making. It outlines how the question of materializing the immaterial is approached by the creative director and the two perfumers.

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