Smell is a quality not to be separated from matter. – IVAN VAN BLOCH
“I know of nothing that has no smell.” – JEAN-CLAUDE ELLENA
The upcoming exhibition at Kunstverein Wolfsburg explores the links between body & smell: Sex smells! Recent works by Julia Barbee, Peter de Cupere, Sarah Schoenfeld and Clara Ursitti are presented.
According to Caro Verbeek, a picture says a thousand words, but maybe a smell holds a thousand images.
“It is easier to make an airport tunnel smell like real jasmine than to use pictures, a video, or a trompe l’oeil to make people believe that they are walking through a real jasmine plantation in that tunnel.” – CHRISTOPHE LAUDAMIEL
The English author and critic Julie Myerson explores in her fictional piece the smell of a loss. It is amazing how many different associations and aspects are covered in this short piece in the New York Times.
Researchers find that humans can navigate through smell alone—so why are we so dependent on screens?
The Smell Lab is a monthly meeting space open for everybody who is interested in experimenting around the sense of smell. This night will showcase the work that has been going on in the lab so far:
Future Anterior is a peer-reviewed journal that approaches the field of historic preservation from a position of critical inquiry. For the upcoming special issue co-edited by Joerge Otero-Pailos & Adam Jasper, the journal seeks papers on architecture, atmosphere, preservation and the sense of smell.
Established in 1984 to foster creativity and experimentation, Next Wave is the most comprehensive platform in Australia for a new generation of artists taking creative risks. With Next Wave celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, curator Katie Lenanton decided upon the idea of “celebration” as the “scent narrative” underpinning the project:
“…The arts world of the 21st century should take these innovations as a challenge to make resonant new works incorporating aromas, and not allow these tools to simply become devices for social grooming and more effective product placement.
The evacuation suit is part of Catherine Sarah Young’s Climate Change Couture project.
“The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking itself. Immediately, at the very […]