Smell Transplant Workshop

Find out what it's like to smell like someone else

25 Jun 2017

Olfactory artist Klara Ravat investigates with you how human interaction changes after you have swapped body odours with another person. By doing this, she hopes to get an insight in how big of a part your unique smell is of your identity. If you were to suddenly smell like someone else, would you still really be you? Would people still behave the same way towards you? Next to this experiment Klara gives a general introduction about the distilling of smells in Mediamatic's Aroma Lab.

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Smell Walking - Olfactory artist Klara Ravat creates smellScapes from urban environments. Klara Ravat

With: Klara Ravat

Workshop programme:


15 - 15:30h: Intro + work out

Before we can start with transplanting our smells to one another, we would need to make sure that we have enough smell available to use. Klara will be giving a short work out session to get you sweating! She will then collect your sweat.

15:30 - 16:45: Body scent collection

After the work out we will move to the Aroma Lab, where Klara will give an introduction into the art of distilling and show you how to distill your sweat.

16:45 - 16:45: Distillation + presentation

When everyones sweat is distilled, it is time to transplant each others smell on each other. From this moment on you might start to experience some changes. 

16:45 - 18:00:  Interaction games

To find out how much your smell matters in your interaction with other people, we will do multiple fun games that test your interaction with the other participants. 

Klara Ravat, and therefor this event too, is supported by AFK(Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst)


Smell Transplant Workshop
Sunday 25 June
Start time 15:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam

Free entrance