olfactory art, research and design
Whether derived from nature, or chemically constructed, odourant molecules have the ability to profoundly affect our behaviour, emotions and associations. At Odorama we will actively engage with our senses and explore everything that reaches and affects the nose. We will consider olfactory history and design that is experimental and challenging. And introduce you to the fragrance as a work of art in itself.
Breakout group on communicating smells
Hackathon Conclusions by Frank Bloem
Breakout group: How to communicate a fragrance with only the package or a picture. Participants: Franziska Jostheit, Niklaus Mettler, Caro Verbeek and Frank Bloem We rephrased the question to: How can you communicate a fragrance without smelling?
Dancing Scent and Aromatizing Movement
Hackathon Conclusions by Caro Verbeek
In January 2018 , Mediamatic teamed up with the IFF , Saskia Wilson-Brown from the Institute for Art and Olfaction , Klara Ravat , Caro Verbeek , and Frank Bloem to advance our language, classification, and knowledge on scents that are so often indescribable. The lack of linguistic expression for…
Of all creatures, the Skunk is most infamous for his foul odor. Caro Verbeek , Frank Bloem and Sanne Groeneveld visited Artis, the Amsterdam Zoo, on a quest researching the true smell of skunk for Foul, Fragrant and Filth edition of our monthly Odorama series. Experience their report with the…
Odorama: The Essence of Dreams
With Arnoud Sisselaar, Bernardo Fleming, and Natali Blugerman
The dreams that stay in our awoken mind, are often auditory and visual impressions. Dreams can feel so real, but can olfactory impressions also play a part in them, and is it possible to recollect these too? Scented dreams are a rare phenomenon that have been reported in few scientific studies
A must-smell exhibition at VU
Aromatic Art (Re-)constructed: In Search of Lost Scents
Co-curated by the mind behind our Odorama series, Caro Verbeek, the exhibition entitled Aromatic Art (Re-)constructed: In Search of Lost Scents on view in the main building of VU is an extensive historical journey around scents and fragrances. Ever wondered how the Battle of Waterloo or a 18th…