Scent in art & design education

Berlin University of the Arts is one of the largest institutions of higher art & design education in Europe. An experimental course on scent/smell offered by Scent Culture Institute will be part of its liberal arts program in the spring/summer semester 2018. 

Narratives describing smells

“The idea was to create simple still lives looking at the memory and history of different perfumes and creating a narrative to describe their smell through vessels, subtle textures and the balance of notes.”

If your scent wrote a song…

Studio Folie is an olfactive design studio founded by Kaya Sorhaindo. It is known for projects that inscribe new meaning long associated with classical perfumery such as Le Cinema Olfactif .  

Olfactory language in British fiction

Scent has so far remained largely sidelined into the context of the eighteenth-century novel. Reading Smell by Emily Friedman and published in 2016 provides models for how to incorporate olfactory knowledge into new readings of the literary form central to our understanding of the eighteenth century and modernity in general: the...

Osmodrama Festival for Olfactory Art in Berlin

Osmodrama is the art of timebased composing and storytelling with scents via Smeller 2.0. — Smeller 2.0 is a functional artwork and electronic medium for the creation, recording and projection of distinct scent-sequences in collective experience. This opens up a new practice of olfactory art: Osmodrama. The first festival of its...

Floriental on Film

Iconic fashion photographer Nick Knight has created a conceptual film for the Comme des Garçons’ 2015 fragrance Floriental, released to SHOWstudio, his video website, this week.

Popular lower senses at Tate

The new exhibition at Tate Britain bringing in a master chocolatier, a scent expert and an audio specialist wants to change the way people interact with the paintings. Once again the new sensorium is widely covered by the media. It seems as if the cultural domain is deeply longing for...

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