Presentation:

Little Red Riding Hood and the Smell of Fear

Odorama 36 - with Frank Bloem, Dik van der Meulen, Jasper de Groot, Jonas Klinkenberg and Jan Jedenak

23 Jan 2020

“What great big nose you have, grandma?”
“All the better to smell you with, my dear.”

This evening we will research the smells in fairytales. Often meant to frighten children, one of the genre's staple smells is fear. We have invited our speakers to delve into this scent as we discover other ways smells tell a story. Can smell enhance the experience of a fairytale? And did you know amusement parks and cinemas use smells to influence guests? We will look at this topic through the lens of Little Red Riding Hood. We will smell of the flowers that caused Riding Hood to go off her trail and sense the Wolf's fur. 

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Little Red Riding Hood vintage illustration -

Jan Jedenak and Jonas Klinkenberg 

Jedenak and Klinkenberg are Germany-based artists and performers. They are involved with Mediamatic's Olfactory History of Oosterdok project. One of their ongoing projects 'Private Dreams and Public Nightmare' is a immersive installation that researches occult fears and dreams. The project incorporates ghost stories and other-worldly events. During the lecture, Jedenak and Klinkenberg will perform a seance and try to talk to Little Red Riding Hood. 

Jasper de Groot

Jasper de Groot is an Utrecht-based researcher. He studies the underestimated human sense of smell, in particular the human capacity to communicate fear. In his research, Jasper integrates approaches from psychology to neuroscience, genotyping and chemical analysis.

Dik van der Meulen

Van der Meulen is a writer and researcher that works with the ARTIS zoo and has written a book about the relationship between wolves and humans. His book was awarded the Jan Wolkers prize in 2017. 

Frank Bloem

Bloem is a resident perfumer and does weekly workshops at Mediamatic. He will talk about some of the smells that amusement parks spread to influence their guests and the important smells present in the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

Information

Odorama: Little Red Riding Hood
Thursday, the 23th of January
Start 20:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam

Tickets: Full price €7,50 | Artist / Student / Stadspas €5,25 | +€2,50 at the door | (including €1 administration fee)

*We give a discount to students and artists. If this applies to you we will ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option. For questions please send an email to 
mail@mediamatic.nl.

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Red Riding Hood in amusement park De Efteling - Red Riding Hood is part of het Sprookjesbos in De Efteling. In rides like the Droomvlucht or the Fata Morgana, the park spreads scents that support the story. Disney World is also known to spread the smell of freshly baked cookies on the market plaza. Frank Bloem will speak about this topic during this edition of Odorama.  De Efteling

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Red Riding Hood picking flowers for grandmother - The wolf suggested Red pick some really nice smelling flowers for her grandmother, meanwhile the wolf went to eat. How did these flowers smell? This image is taken from the New York Library, its author is unknown. 

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Wolf close-up in forest - During this Odorama, Wolf expert Dik van der Meulen will speak about these mysterious creatures and their relationships to humans. Maybe we will learn to detect its smell when we are walking in the forest all alone. 

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Take out from old Dutch book with Grimm tales - Image taken from Koninklijke bibliotheek

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Banner Stimuleringsfonds, Mondriaanfonds en AFK - AFK Stimuleringsfonds Mondriaanfonds

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Little Red Riding Hood and the Smell of Fear - “What great big nose you have, grandma?” “All the better to smell you with, my dear.” This evening we will research the smells in fairytales. Often meant to frighten children, one of the genre's staple smells is fear. We have invited our speakers to delve into this scent as we discover other ways smells tell a story.  Can smell enhance the experience of a fairytale? And did you know amusement parks and cinemas use smells to influence guests? We will look at this topic through the lens of… Wisam Ali Mohammad

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Little Red Riding Hood and the Smell of Fear - “What great big nose you have, grandma?” “All the better to smell you with, my dear.” This evening we will research the smells in fairytales. Often meant to frighten children, one of the genre's staple smells is fear. We have invited our speakers to delve into this scent as we discover other ways smells tell a story.  Can smell enhance the experience of a fairytale? And did you know amusement parks and cinemas use smells to influence guests? We will look at this topic through the lens of…

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Little Red Riding Hood and the Smell of Fear - “What great big nose you have, grandma?” “All the better to smell you with, my dear.” This evening we will research the smells in fairytales. Often meant to frighten children, one of the genre's staple smells is fear. We have invited our speakers to delve into this scent as we discover other ways smells tell a story.  Can smell enhance the experience of a fairytale? And did you know amusement parks and cinemas use smells to influence guests? We will look at this topic through the lens of…

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Little Red Riding Hood and the Smell of Fear - “What great big nose you have, grandma?” “All the better to smell you with, my dear.” This evening we will research the smells in fairytales. Often meant to frighten children, one of the genre's staple smells is fear. We have invited our speakers to delve into this scent as we discover other ways smells tell a story.  Can smell enhance the experience of a fairytale? And did you know amusement parks and cinemas use smells to influence guests? We will look at this topic through the lens of…

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Little Red Riding Hood and the Smell of Fear - 'Met welke grote grote neus heb je oma?' 'Des te beter om je mee te ruiken, mijn beste.' Vanavond onderzoeken we de geuren in sprookjes. Vaak bedoeld om kinderen bang te maken, is een van de voornaamste geuren van het genre angst. We hebben onze sprekers uitgenodigd om zich in deze geur te verdiepen terwijl we andere manieren ontdekken waarop geuren een verhaal vertellen.  Kan geur de ervaring van een sprookje verbeteren? En wist je dat pretparken en bioscopen geuren gebruiken… Filippo Iannone

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Little Red Riding Hood and the Smell of Fear - “What great big nose you have, grandma?” “All the better to smell you with, my dear.” This evening we will research the smells in fairytales. Often meant to frighten children, one of the genre's staple smells is fear. We have invited our speakers to delve into this scent as we discover other ways smells tell a story.  Can smell enhance the experience of a fairytale? And did you know amusement parks and cinemas use smells to influence guests? We will look at this topic through the lens of…

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