“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.
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.
The Fine Arts department University College PXL-MAD Hasselt offers ‘Art Sense(s) Lab’: an artistic, academic English Master programme in Visual Arts. This is the first Master program about the use of the lower sense in the arts.
Researchers find that humans can navigate through smell alone—so why are we so dependent on screens?
The Paper Passion perfume conceived for Handmade 2011, which bottles the seductive scent of a freshly printed books, was inspired by a throwaway line by German publisher Gerhard Steidl in the film How to Make a Book with Steidl, which suggested his favourite scent was a ‘freshly printed book’.
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 moment of perception, you can feel the mind going to work, sending the odor around from place to place, setting off complex repertoires throughout the brain, polling one center after another for...
Maki Ueda will be giving a 3 weeks course on olfactory art titled “How to Confuse Your Senses” in The Netherlands.
George Aldrich has a truly one-of-a-kind job, one he’s held for nearly 40 years. He’s a professional nose for NASA, sniffing everything that goes into space.