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Presentation 2

Scent as Storyteller

Odorama: Tanja Deurloo, Martina Florians and Calliope Tsoupaki

Calliope Tsoupaki, Martina Florians and Tanja Deurloo, three scent geeks, gather on the crossroad of the different ways that scents connect to memories, connotations and emotions. They started their journeys each from their own field of expertise, either perfume design, timeframes and music. Finding each other on the intersection of their work innovative scent applications occur. During Odorama their crossroad will be shared, it is covered with scents, perfumes, odours, music, stories, emotions and people.

"You might even change your odour while you pass by and listen to the tales of scent. “

Facebook / Tickets / Free for We Are Public members**
Odorama is curated by Caro Verbeek

  • The Kabinet van de Dames - 

    Het Kabinet van de Dames opent verborgen laatjes en lang vergeten deuren naar mooie, intieme en ontroerende herinneringen en verhalen van de dames van Amsterdam-Zuid. De oude foto's, brieven, kleding en parfums nemen je mee naar een rijkdom aan herinneringen die niet vergeten mogen worden. Je wordt ondergedompeld in de tijd dat deze dames jong waren, vol verwachting van een nieuwe toekomst in donkere tijden.

Tanja Deurloo

How are smell, associations and memory connected? Tanja Deurloo is an scent expert and perfume designer with a background in chemistry and has an impressive list of clients and projects. For Odorama she will give us an introduction on the interconectedness of smell, associations and memory, and make a selection of her projects highlighting those that incorporate scented storytelling the most. Such as Perfume Profilings, Good Luck (book+perfume, 2011), Ruik de Tijd (Zuiderzeemuseum 2014), Narcissus (2014-2017) and Het Kabinet van de Dames van de Beethovenstraat (2014) together with Martina Florians.

Close up of Het Kabinet van de Dames

Close up of Het Kabinet van de Dames

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Het Kabinet van de Dames opent verborgen laatjes en lang vergeten deuren naar mooie, intieme en ontroerende herinneringen en verhalen van de dames van Amsterdam-Zuid. De oude foto's, brieven, kleding en parfums nemen je mee naar een rijkdom aan herinneringen die niet vergeten mogen worden. Je wordt ondergedompeld in de tijd dat deze dames jong waren, vol verwachting van een nieuwe toekomst in donkere tijden.

Martina Florians

Artist Martina Florians uses the interconnectivity of smell and memory in her work. In 'Kabinet van de Dames' she provides a situation where storytellers can meet and exchange. Using the sense of smell next to sound and visuals, the installation leaves an emotional impact on its visitors. We will also be experiencing some of her work; Martina will bring some of the perfumes used in this installation.

The Changing Smells

The Changing Smells

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'The Changing Smells' enables one to create a personal scent souvenir, and exchange it with someone else's. The installation revives the Stasi-history with the 'Geruchsproben' in a subtle way. Upon entering the ACC Galerie you collect your own scent by wearing a piece of flannel around the neck while visiting the exhibition. When leaving the gallery, the flannel is being put anonymously into a small brown glass jar, which is then released into the 'Geruchsprobewechselmaschineanlage'.Graphic design by Bas Mantel. 2007 / ACC Galerie Weimar, DE
in cooperation with the Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt

Calliope Tsoupaki

Narcissus is a melodrama by Greek-Dutch composer Calliope Tsoupaki for scent and 6 musicians (piano, violin, cello, bass clarinet, horn and harp) which she developed together with Tanja Deurloo. A true gesamtkunstwerk involving both music composition, set design and a scent composition. Music an scent are known to deepen the total sensorial experience, which is enhanced by performing narcissus in its purest form; without text, libretto or song. It is the first time ever that scent en sound have been composed to interact with each other in one piece, influencing each other during the creative process and the concert.

At Odorama she will not only explain how this process worked and came into existence, but also provides us with a snippet of the original sounds and smells.

Narcissus

Narcissus

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Gesamtkunstwerk by Greek-Dutch composer Calliope Tsoupaki and Tanja Deurlo. A music composition for violin, piano, harp, horn violencello, bass clarinet and scent.

The evening will be introduced by Odorama Curator and Olfactory Expert Caro Verbeek.

information
Odorama: Emotions and Smell
Thursday 2 February
Program start at 20:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Pre-sale ticket: €7,50 / Door ticket €10,00
Students pay only €5,00
We Are Public: Free **

** This event is part of the We Are Public. You can reserve your We Are Public Ticket via their website.