Scent and well-being

Odorama with Claudia de Vos, Éva-Marie Lind, Susana Cámara Leret and Sonja Tobé

4 May 2017

Hippocrates taught his students to be ‘men with open noses’ in order to recognise and cure diseases. There is a reason that the plants we find most fragrant turn out to be strong antibacterial and antiseptic sources. So how can scent be used as a tool, medicine or treatment or as a means to improve our mental state? Three aromatherapists and scent experts will demonstrate the meaning of the applied uses of smell in health, art and daily life. 

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Girl sniffing odours - Taken at the smell experiment 'Love Smell Love'. Anisa Xhomaqi

Odorama is curated by Caro Verbeek.

Éva-Marie Lind

Éva-Marie Lind is a Sensory Perfume Artist and Aromatologist. She has been active in organic and natural product formulation, with a specialty in the field of sensory perception, scent and aromatic/medicinal agronomy for over 30 years.

Claudia De Vos

Claudia De Vos is an artist and scent psychologist. In her objects she combines her two fields of expertise creating multi-sensory stories on scents. The fragrances used in the objects are originating from natural essential oils. In her lecture she will explain, on basis of her art projects, the benefits for our wellbeing using natural essential oils and art. She is also the creator of a smell tour for the blind.

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Claudia de Vos' art project "MOODFOOD, Brainperfume" -

Sonja Tobé

Sonja Tobé is a dancer, occupational therapist, massage therapist for people with cancer, aromaclown and aromatherapist in a nursinghome for people with dementia. Her goal is to move and help people through the senses hearing, feeling, seeing, touching and smelling, by using the essential and fatty oils and the hydrolats. 

Susana Cámara Leret

Susana Cámara Leret is an artist and researcher interested in the airborne, with a focus on smell, memory and the metaphors of disease. Over the coming months she will be doing a fellowship within the Arts & Therapeutic Design Programme at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience (Edinburgh, UK) where she will be continuing with her smell-based research.

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Odorama: Scent and well-being
Thursday 04 May
Program starts at 20:30
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam

Tickets: €7,50 pre-sale | €10 door | Students €5!