Niklaus Mettler on communicating with smell
Niklaus Mettler is fascinated in finding methods of communicating the sensual experience of a smell into another media. The descriptive vocabulary which is used for passing on the experience of smells is rarely a self-reliant description; “It smells like...” is the most common term used to communicate the experience of an unusual (new) smell. This revelation motivated him to search for a personal method within his design practices, a method of art direction with the new media of smell. With self-imposed experiments he started researching about the dispersion of a smell, the containing of a perfume and how for example text and image can be used for having a discourse about a fragrance.
Dr. Spyros Drosopoulos
Dr. Spyros Drosopoulos is an independent artisan perfumer with a rebellious attitude. All formulas for his brand Bartuti are written by himself en blended by hand in his Labtelier in Amsterdam. Meaning gunpowder in Greek Baruti, when used as an adjective it refers to those with excessive character, bite and a certain edginess. It is the combination of technical challenges and a highly creative process that drew this autodidact towards the process of making his own perfumes. Spyros will start his lecture with a scented performance in which he will present a string of different perfumes accompanied by music.
Liza Witte. Working on the edge of art and cosmetics
The scented perfume bottles by Amsterdam based designer Liza Witte can be viewed as an ephemeral landscape of solid scents. The series of hand sculpted bottles give body to transient perfumes which slowly dissolve into thin air. Being a product designer by profession Witte takes an interesting approach by now solely focussing her practice to the volatile world of olfactory design. Tonight she will discus her project Silhoutte and introduce us to a new body of work in which she is working together with a photographer to capture an ‘image of smell’
Odorama: Alternative Perfumery
Thursday 3 March
Food at 18:00, Talks begin at 20:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: Pre-sale: €7,50 / Door €10,00 / Students €5,00 (excl. food)
Special discount on homemade Pizza between 18:00 and 20:00!