Playhouse: How Not to Hurt Yourself and Others

with Kendra Gaeta, Julianne Lee, Maxwell Williams, and Saskia Wilson-Brown

16 Jul 2018

Always wanted to set up your own at-home perfume lab? Great! Let's show you how. This night is all about making Lab-safety fun, while teaching you how not to hurt yourself and others. You will learn the basics of lab-work, including how to make solutions, working on a scale, health and safety and much more.

During Art Olfaction Amsterdam, each Monday evening we organise different explorations into the outer reaches of scent culture. From social games to technology workshops, anything goes in the playhouse. Expect eclecticism, experimentation and plenty of aromatic adventures.

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Playhouse: How Not to Hurt Yourself and Others - Chiara Antoniacomi

Institute for Art and Olfaction Team

All the way from Los Angeles comes Saskia, Kendra, Julianne, and Maxwell of the Institute for Art and Olfaction. They’re a non-profit organization thats devoted to advancing public, artistic, and experimental engagement with olfaction. The IAO team themselves comes from a range of diverse backgrounds from producing, perfumery, and DJ-ing! It's a perfect blend of skills as they'll be teaching you how to safely mix and produce perfumes!

What you will do 

During this night, we will first spend some time smelling and examining regulated materials. Then we will do a few scale exercises as small groups, followed by exercises making skin-safe solutions. We will cover diluents and different scent applications, discuss and examine scent taxonomies, and end the session smelling and  - if we're brave - applying a very unsafe blend.


Playhouse: How Not to Hurt Yourself and Others 
Monday 16 July, 19:00 - 21:00
Tickets: Regular: €15 | Students / Artists: €10 |
At the Door: Regular: €17.50 | Students/Artists: €15
Attendance limited to 12 people
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam