This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in exploring Amsterdam in a different way. No prior knowledge required, however, participants are asked to bring a smelly object or substance that reminds them of Amsterdam.
10:30 - 12:00 Introduction - What is smell and how to distill scent.
12:00 - 12:45 Smell Walk
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch Break (lunch not included)
13:30 - 14:30 Discussion of findings - What did we pick, why and what to distill?
14:30 - 16:30 Distillation
What will you do
After meeting in Mediamatic and Klara will start with a theoretical introduction on how smell works and introduce you to the different types of distillation processes. We will than walk take a short walk around Mediamatic’s neighbourghood, where Klara will guide us through specific urban aroma locations. In the meantime there is room to discuss and comment on our findings. The idea is to collect scented object that will later be distilled in Mediamatic’s Bio Clean Lab. Together we will distill a scented memory of Amsterdam which you will take home in the end.
Klara Ravat creates media and odour artworks, installations and experimental films. By opposing the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, Ravat absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. Klara will be part of an Artist in Residency program at Mediamatic, where she will work on the creation of a new performance, which be performed at Odorama: Art + Distillation. She will also speak about her work, together with Dutch installation artist Zeger Reyers.
The Scent of Amsterdam
Distilling Odors of an Urban Landschap with Klara Ravat
Saturday 3 Sept., 10:30 - 16:30
Ticket: €38,50,- Students + Artists** / €55 Regular
** Your ticket will also grant acces to Klara's talk and performance during Odorama: Art + Distillation on Sept 8th.
Please bring proof of your VAT or a student card.
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkpark 6, Amsterdam