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.
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.
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.
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