Workshop:

Workshop: The Scent of Amsterdam

Distilling Odors of an Urban Landscape

1 Apr 2017

Olfactory artist and experimental filmmaker Klara Ravat presents the workshop The Scent of Amsterdam: Distilling Odors of an Urban Landscape. Over the course of 6 hours you will collectively explore the neighbourhood of Mediamatic Biotoop, visit aromatic urban spaces and learn how to distill a scented memory of Amsterdam.

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The Scent of Amsterdam - Klara Ravat (SE) - 03 September 2016. As part of her 10 day Artist in Recidency program, Klara Ravat hosted the workshop: The Scent of Amsterdam. Distilling Odors of an Urban Landscape . The aim was to collectively explore the neighbourhood of Mediamatic Biotoop, visit aromatic urban spaces and learn how to distill a scented memory of Amsterdam. The distillation of the found materials was done in Mediamatic's Bio Clean Lab. A space which is dedicated to working with living matter. Klara Ravat, Margherita Soldati (IT)

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Program

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 - 15:30 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.

For whom

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.

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Klara and participants distilling the Scent of Amsterdam - Anisa Xhomaqi

With: Klara Ravat

 

About Klara

Klara Ravat is an olfactory artist and experimental filmmaker based in Berlin. After studying qualitative trend research in Barcelona she moved to The Netherlands, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts (ArtScience at The Royal Academy of Arts). She also studied Psychology at the Open University of Catalonia. Ravat is the co-founder an organizer of the Smell Lab, a community project for investigation and practice focused on the art and science of the sense of smell in the art space Spektrum in Berlin. Klara's training as an olfactory artist combined with her background in qualitative trend research and psychology provides her with a multidisciplinary viewpoint which enables her to reach a deeper understanding of the processes behind the human senses.

Information

The Scent of Amsterdam
Distilling Odors of an Urban Landschap with Klara Ravat
Saturday 1 April, 10:30 - 15:30
Ticket: €38,50,- Students* / €55 Regular
*Please bring proof of your VAT or a student card.

Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkpark 6, Amsterdam